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Speed of Bullet with specific latent heat of fusion and heat capacity [HELP ME PLEASE

  1. Jan 25, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A lead bullet at 320K is stopped by a sheet of steel so that it reaches its melting point of 600K and completely melts If 80% of the k.e of the bullet is converted into internal energy calculate the speed with which the bullet hits the stee sheet.


    2. Relevant equations
    Specific heat capacity of lead = 0.12kJ/kg K
    Specific latent heat of fusion is 21kJ/kg


    3. The attempt at a solution
    i have just started this class so i am a newbie to all of this i tired EK=1/2mv^2 but im having trouble with it
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2011
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  3. Jan 25, 2011 #2
    Re: Speed of Bullet with specific latent heat of fusion and heat capacity [HELP ME PL

    This doesn't belong in the Advanced Physics forum--the Introductory forum would be more appropriate.

    Having said that, a good start would be to calculate how much energy it would take to melt the bullet. It doesn't tell you the bullet's mass, so just call it 'm' for now, and try to calculate the value in terms of that.
     
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