A bullet of mass m travelling at a velocity of v hits a block of mass M . After collision , the bullet is embedded in the block . The block is displaced through a height of h . Find the speed of the bullet in terms of m , M and h .

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- June 22nd 2009, 05:45 AMalphabetaElastic and non-elastic collision
A bullet of mass m travelling at a velocity of v hits a block of mass M . After collision , the bullet is embedded in the block . The block is displaced through a height of h . Find the speed of the bullet in terms of m , M and h .

- June 22nd 2009, 06:46 AMCaptainBlack
- June 22nd 2009, 07:18 AMalphabeta
Sorry captain , there is a diagram for this question . I just cant find a way to post the diagram here .

The diagram shows a ballistic pendulum used to determine the speed of a bullet . A bullet of mass m travelling at a velocity of v hits a block of mass M . After collision , the bullet is embedded in the block . The block is displaced through a height of h . Find the speed of the bullet in terms of m , M and h .