Question
Suppose you hit a steel nail with a 0.500-kg hammer, initially moving at $15.0 \textrm{ m/s}$ and brought to rest in 2.80 mm. (a) What average force is exerted on the nail? (b) How much is the nail compressed if it is 2.50 mm in diameter and 6.00-cm long? (c) What pressure is created on the 1.00-mm- diameter tip of the nail?
1. $20100 \textrm{ N}$
2. $-0.117 \textrm{ cm}$
3. $2.56 \times 10^{10} \textrm{ Pa}$
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