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Recoil Force of a Gun

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A soldier on a firing range fires an 8-shot burst from an assault weapon at a full automatic rate of 1000 rounds per minute. Each bullet has a mass of 7.42 g and a speed of 295 m/s relative to the ground as it leaves the barrel of the weapon.

a). Calculate the average recoil force (in N) exerted on the weapon during that burst.

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The firing time for each shot is
t = 1 minute / 1000 shots = 60/1000 = 0.06 seconds.

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It shows how to calculate the average recoil force exerted on the weapon during that burst.

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