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expressing the kinetic energy in terms of momentum (k= 1/2^2mv=p^2/2m) prove using symbols not numbers that the fractional loss during the collision is equal to M/(m+M).

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expressing the kinetic energy in terms of momentum (k= 1/2^2mv=p^2/2m) prove using symbols not numbers that the fractional loss during the collision is equal to M/(m+M).

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expressing the kinetic energy in terms of momentum (k= 1/2^2mv=p^2/2m) prove using symbols not numbers that the fractional loss during the collision is equal to M/(m+M).

This can't be the whole of the problem. What collision?

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Where exactly in this problem are you getting stuck?

Also, please post homework problems in the Homework help forum.

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