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Two interacting particle Momentum Derivation

  1. May 2, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Question:
    Derive an equation expressing the conservation of momentum for two interacting particles, by substituting F1 = Δ p1/ Δ t and F2 = Δp2/ Δt into F1 = -F2.


    I need help ASAP for the above question, have a test in a few hours? They just equal with one being negative?

    Most other derivations I have done are more then 1 line so I think I am wrong with my attempt. Any help is appreciated, thanks heaps!


    2. Relevant equations
    F = Δ p1/ Δ t

    3. The attempt at a solution

    F1 = - F2
    Δ p1/ Δ t = - Δp2/ Δt
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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