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Why is it possible to drive a nail into a piece of wood with a hammer, but it is not possible to push a nail in by hand?

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Newton’s second law of motion states that the force is the rate of change of momentum.

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While hammering a nail, a force is applied on the nail by changing the momentum of the hammer. This force ...

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