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Problem 6.1: A hammer hits a nail
Please wait for the animation to completely load.
A 2-kg hammer strikes a 1.5-gram nail at t = 1.8 s as shown in the animation (position is given in centimeters and time is given in seconds). Restart.
- Determine the work done on the hammer by the nail.
- Use your calculation in (a) to determine the average force exerted on the nail by the hammer.