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Elastic collision

Two blocks are free to slide along a frictionless wooden track ABC as shown in Figure (see attachment). A block of mass m1 = 4.95 kg is released from A. Protruding from its front end is the north pole of a strong magnet, repelling the north pole of an identical magnet embedded in the back end of the block of mass m2 = 9.00 kg, initially at rest. The two blocks never touch. Calculate the maximum height to which m1 rises after the elastic collision.

(solve in meters)


Solution Summary

The problem on elastic collision of two blocks has been solved using the law of conservation of momentum and law of conservation of mechanical energy.