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Magnitude of final velocity. Due today

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Feb25-08, 04:29 PM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A glider of mass 0.143 kg is moving to the right on a frictionless, horizontal air track with a speed of 0.750 m/s. It has a head-on collision with a glider 0.303kg that is moving to the left with a speed of 2.13 m/s. Suppose the collision is elastic.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

Where do I start with this? I have all of the left side of the equations, but nothing on the right
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Feb25-08, 04:39 PM
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One is supposed to find the velocities after the collision perhaps?

What is the significance of the elastic collision?

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