Hey guys, i'm stuck on this momentum question, i think I have an idea but have no way in proving it.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

(here is part c to the question)

Calculate the total momentum after the collision. Compare this value to the total momentum before the collision. If these values differ, some likely causes of error were?

Mass(1)= 0.55kg, Mass(2)=0.55Kg, V1 =(0.79m/s East), V2= (0m/s)

V1 prime = (0.366m/s, 51 degrees N of E), and V2 Prime = (0.61m/s, 21 degrees S of E)

the prime means the change in velocity after a "collision" i first thought of using (m1v1 + m2v2) =(m1v1(prime) + m2v2(prime)) but the degrees and direction are confusing me, Unless i should use vector addition to add the angles.

Any ideas?

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# Homework Help: Calculate the total momentum after the collision

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