Elastic collision

  • #1

Homework Statement



Two masses of m1 and m2 collide elastically on a horizontal, frictionless surface. m1 is four times the mass of m2, and m1 is originally moving in the positive x direction at 13.8 m/s while m2 is moving in the negative x direction at 10.6 m/s. After the collision, m2 moves up a frictionless incline. To what height does m2 reach on the incline when it stops? Answer in meters.

Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution



The correct answer is 41.22 but I am unsure of how my professor got it.
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
tiny-tim
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
25,836
251
Hi Paulie! :wink:

Show us what you've tried, and where you're stuck, and then we'll know how to help! :smile:
 

Related Threads on Elastic collision

  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
914
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
7
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
8
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
928
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
1K
Top