|Mar25-12, 01:28 PM||#1|
collision between two balls, determine the speed of other ball
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
This figure shows two identical billiard balls before and after a glancing collision. Determine the speed of the other ball.
2. Relevant equations
3. The attempt at a solution
v1= [(0.05m/s)sin60]/(sin(30))= 0.087 m/s
Here I am looking for someone to check my calculations and that I have respected the proper number of significant figures. I was also wondering if anyone could explain to me what the difference is between an elastic collision and a glancing collision? Thanks so much in advance!
|Mar25-12, 01:55 PM||#2|
A glancing collision is simply a type of collision where the objects strike at an angle. Elastic and inelastic collisions have to do with the energy and momentum conserved. Your answer looks right to me.
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