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B The Centre of mass of an exploding projectile

  1. Jul 31, 2016 #1
    I know that the centre of mass moves in the path (the parabola) that the intact projectile would have followed but does the answer change if the new (broken) masses also have a vertical component of velocity?
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  3. Jul 31, 2016 #2


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    If ??? How could they NOT have a vertical component? What does a parabola look like? Do you think that something traveling in a parabola has no vertical component?
  4. Jul 31, 2016 #3
    That shouldn't change the answer. If you think about it, the new masses must have a vertical component of velocity at some time ( since they have to fall down).
    EDIT: I see your question had already been answered by phinds !!
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