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yadu123
 one year ago
In Paul Hewitt's book, he poses this question: "If the forces that act on a bullet and the recoiling gun from which it is fired are equal in magnitude, why do the bullet and gun have very different accelerations?" Think about Newton's Second Law (F = ma) and answer his question.
yadu123
 one year ago
In Paul Hewitt's book, he poses this question: "If the forces that act on a bullet and the recoiling gun from which it is fired are equal in magnitude, why do the bullet and gun have very different accelerations?" Think about Newton's Second Law (F = ma) and answer his question.

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yadu123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i know the mass of the bullet is less than the gun an that affects it but i dont know how

IrishBoy123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\(F = m_{bullet} \times a_{bullet} = m_{gun} \times a_{gun}\). If \(m_{gun} > m_{bullet}, \ then ..... \)????

yadu123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the force remains constant

IrishBoy123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1not really it's Newton's first law. to every action there is an equal an opposite reaction so just as the gun propels the bullet towards its target, the bullet pushes back on the gun  creating "the recoil", as it is called but because the bullet is much lighter, it goes off like billyo, whereas the gun just recoils a bit in the hands of its holder.

IrishBoy123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1sorry, Newton's **Third** Law ;p action and reaction.
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