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1. Homework Statement

2 pendulums collide and stick together after being released from rest at angle Ø (each one is at Ø)

pendulum 1 mass is 2m, pendulum 2 mass is m

What is the final swing angle of the stuck together masses? in what direction is the swing?

repeat for elastic collision

2. Homework Equations

Ui+Ki+Win-Wout=Kf+Uf (conservation of energy)

conservation of momentum

3. The Attempt at a Solution

a very sad one

sorry i couldnt put a picture up, even though it would help a great deal

but any suggestions would help

and if you couldnt tell it has to be solved symbollically

2 pendulums collide and stick together after being released from rest at angle Ø (each one is at Ø)

pendulum 1 mass is 2m, pendulum 2 mass is m

What is the final swing angle of the stuck together masses? in what direction is the swing?

repeat for elastic collision

2. Homework Equations

Ui+Ki+Win-Wout=Kf+Uf (conservation of energy)

conservation of momentum

3. The Attempt at a Solution

a very sad one

sorry i couldnt put a picture up, even though it would help a great deal

but any suggestions would help

and if you couldnt tell it has to be solved symbollically

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