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Homework Help: Angle, Direction, and Speed after an Elastic or Inelastic Collision

  1. Nov 25, 2012 #1
    A hockey player with a mass of 30.0 kg is initially moving at 2.00 m/s to the east. He intercepts and catches a puck initially moving at 35.0 m/s at an angle of θ = 60 degrees. Assume that the puck's mass is 0.18 kg and the player and the puck form a single object for a few seconds at the collision.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Nov 25, 2012 #2


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    Hi Joel, welcome to PF.

    It is required here that you show an attempt for solution. What are the relevant equations you can use? What have you tried so far?

    The 60°angle is given, but with respect of what?

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