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## Homework Statement

A disc of mass M and radius r is kept on a horizontal,frictional plane and is connected to a horizontal spring at the centre.A particle of mass m strikes the topmost point of the disc,tangentially and sticks to it.Assume that the mass of the particle is m and it's velocity is v.Find out the velocity after the collision.Can you apply the law of conservation of angular momentum?if so write down the equation and find ω of the system.[/B]

## Homework Equations

conservation of momentum

conservation of angular momentum[/B]

## The Attempt at a Solution

i know that conservation of momentum and conservation of angular momentum should be applied.

initial angular momentum = mvR

let v

_{f}be the final velocity of topmost point and v

_{cm}be the velocity of centre of mass of disc.

conservation of angular momentum about centre(not centre of mass as it changes after particle strikes)

final angular momentum should be moment of inertia about centre of mass of disc (angular velocity) + m v

_{f}R

v

_{f}= v

_{cm}+

**ω(distance of centre of mass from particle)**

conservation of momentum:

mv= Mv

but in my book it is written that in momentum conservation mv=(M+m)v

i don't understand it aren't they moving with different velocity,so individual momentum should be added or momentum of centre of mass should be taken.

Also correct any of the other steps which i have done wrong

Please help[/B]

conservation of momentum:

mv= Mv

_{cm}+ mv_{f}but in my book it is written that in momentum conservation mv=(M+m)v

_{cm}i don't understand it aren't they moving with different velocity,so individual momentum should be added or momentum of centre of mass should be taken.

Also correct any of the other steps which i have done wrong

Please help