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Application/use of reduced mass in conservation of momentum/energy problems

  1. Oct 8, 2011 #1
    I want to know in which types of problem this reduced mas μ=m1*m2/(m1+m2) is used . All i know that it is closely related to center of mass of the system but don't know exactly where to use it?
     
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  3. Oct 8, 2011 #2
    plz help
     
  4. Oct 9, 2011 #3

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