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Homework Help: Using center-of-mass frame

  1. Nov 1, 2006 #1
    A mass M collides with a stationary mass m. If M < m, then it is possible for M to bounce directly backwards. However, if M > m, then there is a maximal angle of direction of M. Find this angle.
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  3. Nov 1, 2006 #2


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    What is conserved and what might be conserved?
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