(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

We are only given variables in this problem, that is:

m1 travels at V, collides with 2m which is at rest

results in m going off at 45° at V1

2m also goes off at 45° down at V2

Calculate V1 and V2 in terms of V

2. Relevant equations

Ʃρx-initial=Ʃρx-final

Ʃρy-initial=Ʃρy-final

Use Linear combinations; sin45= √2/2=cos45

3. The attempt at a solution

x direction:

mv1=mv1√2/2+2mv√2/2

y direction

0=√2/2(mv1+2mv)

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# Homework Help: Glancing Collisions In 2D, help simplifying

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