A bullet fired from a gun can pierce a target due to its ___________

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A bullet fired from a gun can pierce a target due to its ___________

A. Mechanical energy

B. Heat energy

C. Kinetic energy

D. Acceleration

The question was posed to me by my college professor while I was bunking the class.

The query is from Work, Energy and Power topic in section Nature of Physical World of Engineering Physics I

Right option is C. Kinetic energy

To elaborate: The kinetic energy of a body by virtue of its motion is called kinetic energy. A moving object can do work. Therefore a bullet fired from a gun can pierce a target due to its kinetic energy.