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Homework Help: Completely Inelastic Collision

  1. Feb 21, 2008 #1
    After a completely inelastic collision, two objects of the same mass and same initial speed are found to move away together at 1/3 their initial speed. Find the angle between the initial velocities of the objects.

    I think that this question is dealing with collisions in two dimensions. My textbook does not give any equations for completely inealstic collisions in two dimensions. Any help?
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  3. Feb 21, 2008 #2


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    It just means they stick together, so you have a final particle of 2*mass
  4. Feb 22, 2008 #3
    I went through and ended up getting an answer of 45 degrees. But that ended up being wrong.
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