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Momentum Problem

  1. Mar 9, 2009 #1
    http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/550/asaj.png [Broken]

    For my final answers I got:
    Ball 1:< -2 , 0 >
    Ball 2:< 6 , 3.46 >
    Ball 3:< 6 , -3.46>

    With magnitudes of 2 and 6.928 respectively. I feel like I did the problem correct, and the equations work out right, but intuitively I feel that the first ball shouldn't bounce backwards, but instead continue forward.
     
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  3. Mar 10, 2009 #2
    Spend more time at the billiard table. It's very instructive. It's real physics!
     
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