A comet has broken into three pieces of masses m1, m2, m3 with velocities

v1, v2 and v3 respectively. Find the velocity v0 of the comet before it has

broken.

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- Dec 1st 2007, 03:01 AMUnoticedMechanics Question
A comet has broken into three pieces of masses m1, m2, m3 with velocities

v1, v2 and v3 respectively. Find the velocity v0 of the comet before it has

broken. - Dec 1st 2007, 03:06 AMCaptainBlack
- Dec 1st 2007, 03:08 AMUnoticed
Is this just M*v0 = m1*v1 + m2*v2 + m3*v3 where M is the mass of the comet before it breaks up?

- Dec 1st 2007, 06:07 AMtopsquark
- Dec 1st 2007, 07:53 AMCaptainBlack