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Elastic collisions

  1. Jun 12, 2005 #1
    Suppose that a particle of mass m1 approaches a stationary mass m2 and that m2 > m1.
    a) Describe the velocity of m2 after an elastic collision--that is, one in which both momentum and kinetic energy are conserved. Justify the answer mathematically.
    b) What is the approximate momentum of m1 after the collision?
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  3. Jun 12, 2005 #2


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    Read the rules, you need to show some work, start setting up the equations of conservation.
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