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I tried doing this by energy and angular momentum conservation, which I think I can do if it's an elastic collision, but I'm not sure how the coefficient of restitution affects that. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I tried doing this by energy and angular momentum conservation, which I think I can do if it's an elastic collision, but I'm not sure how the coefficient of restitution affects that. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I tried doing this by energy and angular momentum conservation, which I think I can do if it's an elastic collision, but I'm not sure how the coefficient of restitution affects that.

Hi jsmith12!

(When in doubt, try wikipedia … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coefficient_of_restitution)

In collisions, momentum and angular momentum are

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