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    Angular momentum and Linear momentum elastic collision

    Thank you for your help; I can get the restitution coefficient quite easily actually. But again the problem I have is calculating this collision theoretically; but I'll sort that out with my physics teacher I think. If you think you can help, well all I need is a way to calculate the outcome...
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    Angular momentum and Linear momentum elastic collision

    Thanks:smile:, but I do use my wacom tablet which(quite accurately surprisingly) transcripts whatever math I write in it into latex code so I can my symbols if I really need them :P. Yeah, friction is involved, it can't have possibly been something else; what was i thinking? Anyway I decided...
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    Angular momentum and Linear momentum elastic collision

    Thanks!(and thx for the ω also, I couldn't be bothered to find the ascii code for it :P) Thats maybe were I'm getting things wrong, but maybe I should explain a bit further; I am also doing this as an experiment for a project and in the experiment the spinning top's ω reduces upon impact(by...
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    Angular momentum and Linear momentum elastic collision

    Homework Statement Ok so I have two objects of different masses {m}_{{1}} for the projectile and {m}_{{2}} for the spinning top. The projectile has only translational kinetic energy in the direction of the arrow (see attached image), with {v}_{{1}} and {v}_{{2}} as initial and final linear...
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