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Homework Help: ? railroad car

  1. Apr 11, 2004 #1
    ?? railroad car

    doesnt make sense... here goes...

    A railroad car of weight W can roll without friction along a straight horizontal track. A man od weight w is standing on the acr which is moving at a speed of V1. Prove that change in v = w(v1 + Vrel)/W if Vrel is the speed of the man moving off the left end relative to the car. (car is going right, man is going left) thanks!
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  3. Apr 11, 2004 #2

    Doc Al

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    Conservation of momentum

    Use conservation of momentum.
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