A 0039 kg aluminum bullet traveling at 420 ms strikes an armor plate and comes to a stop If all its energy is convert
A 0.039 kg aluminum bullet traveling at 420 m/s strikes an
armor plate and comes to a stop. If all its energy is converted to
heat that is absorbed by the bullet, what is the bullet’s
temperature change in degrees Celsius?
NOTE: Sometimes this question references a silver bullet instead
of aluminum. I will illustrate how to solve for both as well as any
other material. The textbook Inquiry into Physics, 6th Edition has
a specific heat chart that I will tell you where to find. If this
is the textbook for your course, make sure you use the values from
the book as the real values are usually different.