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Saladsamurai

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## Homework Statement

## Homework Equations

[tex]\sum(\dot{m}\vec{v})_{exit}-\sum(\dot{m}\vec{v})_{inlet}=\sum F_{ext}[/tex]

I only know that this is cons of momentum because my prof told us. I am having a hard time visualizing how to incorporate THETA into the above equation since it is not a nice right triangle.

I am thinking that since the exit velocities are equal, than the inlet flow must be being split about the wedges horizontal axis of symmetry.

Thus, I think I can divide the wedge into an "upper" and "lower" right triangle whose angle wrt to the horizontal is [itex]\frac{\theta}{2}[/itex].

Then I can resolve the momentum eq into Cartesian coordinates.

Sound good?