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ChetBarkley

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- Homework Statement
- (0.10kg)(40m/s)-(0.10kg)(-30m/s)=1/2(1400N)(delta t)

- Relevant Equations
- Impulse = change in momentum = Force * delta t

So far for the word problem I have: A 100 g particle, traveling at 40 m/s, collides inelastically with another 100g particle traveling towards it at 30 m/s.

Now from the equation provided we need the question to ask us to find delta t, and that's simple enough but I'm not sure what that 1/2 is doing front of the right hand side. Does it mean that we only want half the impulse, or that the particles collide elastically and we want the impulse of just one of them?

Now from the equation provided we need the question to ask us to find delta t, and that's simple enough but I'm not sure what that 1/2 is doing front of the right hand side. Does it mean that we only want half the impulse, or that the particles collide elastically and we want the impulse of just one of them?

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