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Littlepig

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## Homework Statement

Ok, I'm making an algorithm to calculate some stuff, and meanwhile, i needed to compute a 2D collision between 2 particles of same mass.

To work that out, I needed to change referential to Mcenter. The problem was there...

## Homework Equations

Vcm=(v1+v2)/2 (m1=m2)

velocity addition by Galileo

## The Attempt at a Solution

ok, Vcm=(v1+v2)/2

so, v1cm=v1-Vcm=v1-(v1+v2)/2=(v1)/2-(v2)/2

in the same way:

v2cm=v2-Vcm=v2-(v1+v2)/2=(v2)/2-(v1)/2

Now, the problem is: this too equations are L. Dependent, that means the matrix related to it isn't invertible, so, after i calculate the Vfinal in CM referencial, i can't change it to lab referential.