A 1.0 kg magnetized air puck moving across a level table at 0.24 m/s approaches head-on a stationary, similarly magnetized air puck of mass 0.50 kg. If the "magnetic collision" is repulsive and perfectly elastic, determine:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

(a) the velocity of each puck after the collision

(b) the velocity of both pucks at minimum separation

(c) the total kinetic energy at minimum separation

(d) the maximum potential energy stored in the magnetic force field during the collision

For A) i simply used the conservation of momentum and KE and found the final velocities (1-dimensional)

For B) I am not sure how to find th miniimum distance

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# Collisions homework problem

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