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Grade: 10


A machine gun fires 25g bullates at the rate of 600 per minute with a speed of 400 m/s . Calculate the force required to keep the gun in position. plz explain thanks in advance.

9 years ago

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AKASH GOYAL AskiitiansExpert-IITD
419 Points
							Dear Jayati

Force=rate of change of momentum= dP/dt=d(mv)/dt

F=v*dm/dt + m*dv/dt

here v is constant hence dv/dt=0


600 bullets are fired in 60sec

hence in one second 600/60=10 bullets

10 bullets=10x25=250 g= 0.25kg

dm/dt=0.25 kg/sec

F=400x0.25= 100N

hence 100N force is to be applied on gun to keep it in the position

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9 years ago
kedar joshi
35 Points


force required to keep the gun in position will be rate of change of momentum

600 bullets are fired in in 1minute the in one second 10 bullets are fired.

hence rate of change of momentum of bullets is 25*10*400/1000 newtons

by calculation we get,

force required=rate of change of momentum of bullet=100N

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9 years ago
vikas askiitian expert
509 Points

F = MvdN/dt

dN/dt = 600 per minute = 600 = 600/60 per second

         =10 per sec

F = 25*10-3 *400*10


thus 100N force is required

9 years ago
Nitin Bindal
26 Points
							By the law of conservation of momentum20*V=600*. 025*400V=300 m/sUsing equationV=u+atU=0m/s.  V=300m/s300=a*60.           1min=60seca=5m/s^2F=maF=20*5=100N
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