Another darned Physics (or Psycho) question. Any help greatly received.

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- July 3rd 2008, 02:04 AMmoolimanj[SOLVED] Conservation of linear momentum
Another darned Physics (or Psycho) question. Any help greatly received.

- July 3rd 2008, 02:30 AMflyingsquirrel
Hi

The first question can be answered using... the conservation of the linear momentum of the two particles : we know their mass and their velocity, we also know that the mass of the coalesced particle is hence

And this can be solved for and .

For the second question you've to compute the kinetic energy of the three particles since you're asked to evaluate . - July 3rd 2008, 09:26 AMthermalwarrior
mst209..............................

- July 3rd 2008, 12:05 PMmoolimanj
great minds think alike

- July 3rd 2008, 02:05 PMthermalwarrior
can you post a few pointers for solving this for the variables???

- July 3rd 2008, 02:23 PMmr fantastic
This question links nicely with this htread: http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...ors-t-0-a.html

- July 3rd 2008, 10:22 PMflyingsquirrel