- Homework Statement
- A particle of mass m slides down the smooth inclined face of a wedge of mass 2m, and inclination a, which is free to move on a smooth horizontal table. Use equations of momentum and energy to obtain an expression for the velocity of the particle relative to the wedge when has moved a relative distance s from rest down the inclined face of the wedge.
- Relevant Equations
- Pi =Pf , P.Ei + K.E i = P.Ef + K.Ef
So i am tried to conserve momentum and use conservation of mechanical energy but won't there be psuedo force acting on the block if i am solving from non inertial frame ?. If i ignore the pseudo force and simply use C.O.M.E and include the K.E of the wedge and solve normally i do get the appropriate answer but that doesn't fit right to me .