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Homework Help: Momentum and Conservation of Momentum Problem

  1. Aug 25, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    hello. i tried to solve for the problem, which was quite difficult for me and i'm not sure whether i approached it correctly, so if someone will help me figure it out thank you!

    the problem:
    1. a 2 kg firework is shot vertically, at v=50 m/s
    a. what is the velocity and momentum of the firework as it reaches a height of 50 m'?
    b. in the height of 50 m' the firework explodes into two equal particles. particle 1 moves horizontally in 30 m/s.
    what's the horizontal velocity of particle 2 after the explosion? what's the velocity of particle 2 and it's direction.
    c. what's the kinetic energy of particle 2 when it reaches the floor?
    this is my answer, explaining all the steps i took:
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    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Aug 25, 2015 #2


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    It's kind of hard to read your hand writing. So I didn't check it in detail.
  4. Aug 25, 2015 #3
    thank you, sorry.. i tried to make it as organized as i could.. the thing that was hard for me the most was to find what's the horizontal velocity and velocity for the second particle.
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