Can anyone help with this question please:
A block of mass m = 3kg and a wedge of mass M = 2kg lay on a frictionless plane. The wedge has width l = √ 3 m and height h = 1m. At t = 0 the block is at distance d = 3m from the wedge and it is hit sharply and set in motion with velocity v = 2 m/s towards the wedge.
Assuming that there is no friction between the block and the wedge:
a) Compute the maximum height reached by the block on the wedge and the velocity of the wedge at the time when height is reached.
b) Determine the final state of the system. How long does it take to reach this state?
I'm lost with this one. Would appreciate any help.