Insights Frames of Reference: Linear Acceleration View - Comments

neilparker62

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Interesting post - thankyou! Have dabbled with similar ideas.

There have been a couple of problems in the homework forums where there is a collision either in mid air or an inclined plane. In these situations I have advised that normal collision dynamics will apply since the colliding bodies are in the same "linearly accelerating frame". Would this be correct? See for eg:

https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/collision-in-a-free-fall.714625/#post-6087213

and

https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/how-do-i-solve-for-an-elastic-collision-going-up-a-ramp.959006/#post-6081332
 

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