Measuring the speed of a bullet. A bullet of mass m is fired horizontally into a wooden block of mass M lying on a table. The bullet remains in the block after the collision. The coefficient of friction between the block and table is μ, and the block slides a distance d before stopping. Find the initial speed v0 of the bullet in terms of M, m , μ, g , and d.

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Measuring the speed of a bullet. A bullet of mass m is fired horizontally into a wooden block of mass M lying on a table. The bullet remains in the block after the collision. The coefficient of friction between the block and table is μ, and the block slides a distance d before stopping. Find the initial speed v0 of the bullet in terms of M, m , μ, g , and d.

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