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Physics problem.

  1. Jan 29, 2006 #1
    A small block of mass .5kg is released form rest at the top of a curved-shaped frictionless wedge of mass 3 kg , which sits on a frictionless horizontal surfces. When the block leaves the wedge, its velocity is 4 m/s to the right. Find the velocity of the wedge after the block reaches the horizontal surface. What is the height of the wedge?:biggrin:
     
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  3. Jan 30, 2006 #2

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    You should really show some of your working / thoughts. Hint: Use circular motion and think about normal reaction forces.
     
  4. Jan 30, 2006 #3
    Alternatively, you can use the work-energy theorem.
     
  5. Jan 30, 2006 #4

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    The work energy theorm is probably simpler.
     
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