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Homework Help: 2-system combinated balls 1 get striked

  1. Feb 7, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2 masses m1,m2 are combined with a baton(stick) to a system.first the system is unmovabble.then after the strike of Mo with the m2 the velocity of Vo=Vf=1. BUT the Vf,V2 are vertical.the Uo is parallel to x axis.the Vf is parallel to y axis
    who can i find the Vc(velocity of the center mass)m1,m2 ?

    I am really sorry i make a mistake.Vf is the velocity of mass Mo after the strike

    2. Relevant equations
    i am confused.i have to use the p conservation (Pbef=Paft) in the 3 masses ir in the 2 masses?The kinetic energy cons.also in 3 masses?Who does the stick(with no mass)affest to these laws?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    because of concetration of p=mv in the L-system i have Pbef.=Paft
    <=> vectors .. Pox=Puf+P1+P'o x ,y-->x,y axis Puf=P2y

    Kaft-Kbef=1/2(m1+m2)Vc^2 + MoV'o is that correct ?
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2008
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