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Two problems

Q1

If I throw a steel ball (inelastic) at a wall at an angle of 45d how do I calculate the resultant force on the wall.

Q2

Extending question 1

I throw a steel ball at two steel plates welded together at 90 degrees. The ball hits one wall of the structure bounces off into the other wall and back to the original wall and then out again

How would I calculate the individual forces on the structure and then SUM them to calculate the overall resultant force on the structure.

I know this is a little unclear so I have included diagrams to show what I am looking for you may need to wait till the diagram is approved to see what I am looking for.

The problems seem fairly straightforward but my searches did not turn up a hit for the maths involved. I am probably not searching using the right criteria. My apologies in advance if this question has been answered multiple times before.

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# Vectors and resultant forces

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