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Increase of velocity of center of mass of a certain system

  1. Jun 18, 2010 #1
    Will the velocity V2 be greater than or less than velocity V1 in the attached sketch? Yes and why or No and why not.

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  3. Jun 18, 2010 #2


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    Once the bumper is no longer in contact with the movable object, then that object's center of mass will cease to accelerate.
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