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Homework Help: Internal explosion of a body

  1. Nov 10, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A body m1 + m2 is split into 2 part m1 and m2 by internal explosion which generate kinetic energy K. If they move in the same line after explosion, show the speed of one part relative to the other part is Square root of ( 2K(m1+m2)/m1m2)

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Nov 10, 2009 #2
    Do you need the solution? Or guide lines. The first thing that you should think when it says internal is ΔP=0.

    Also what really caught my attention is the relative to the other part means..
  4. Nov 10, 2009 #3


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    You know the kinetic energy is K, which you can express in terms of the final speeds of the two parts. Since no external force is present, momentum must be conserved. Now you have two equations and two unknowns; the system of equations should now be easy to solve.
  5. Nov 11, 2009 #4
    thx so much
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