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Diatomic Molecules

Problem Statement
Please help!! I don't know how to approach this problem
Relevant Equations
Equations are provided with the problem, but we may need to use conversation of energy and momentum with this problem as well.

Andrew Mason

Science Advisor
Homework Helper
Hi srecarey. Welcome to PF!

Since this is a homework question, you have to use the template that requires you to show what you have done. So start with a) and tell us what you have done to solve the problem, what principles and equations apply etc. Hint: just think of the problem as it says: two masses m1 and m2 connected by a spring of length l and spring constant k whose motion is viewed from the centre of mass frame but where v is the relative speed of m1 and m2.


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