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Conservation of Momentum

Collision of a car: Speed, average force, total momentum

A car with a mass of 2200 kgm traveling at a velocity of 20 m/sec collides with a parked car. After the collision its velocity is +10 m/sec. If the mass of the parked car is 1200 kgm, determine (a) Speed of the parked car after the collision. (b) Average force exerted on the parked car if the collision time (delta t) =0

Elastic Collision and Kinetic Energy Transfer

A 0.343 kg croquet ball makes an elastic head-on collision with a second ball initially at rest. The second ball moves off with one half the original speed of the first ball. 1) What is the mass of the second ball? And 2) what fraction of the original kinetic energy gets transferred to the second ball?

This job emphasizes center of mass.

Hi. Can someone please show me how to do the following problem? "A 5620 kg open railroad car coasts along with a constant speed of 8.66 m/s on a level track. Snow begins to fall vertically and fills the car at a rate of 3.50 kg per minute. Ignoring friction with the tracks, what is the speed of the car after 86.4 minutes?"

Linear Momentum

"Find the speed at which Superman (mass = 89.0 g) must fly head-on into a train (mass = 16405 kg) traveling at 75.0 km/hr to stop it."

Linear momentum: Find speed of a golf ball just after impact

High speed stroboscopic photographs show that the head of a 184 g golf club is traveling at 52.9 m/s just before it strikes a 45.1 g golf ball at rest on a tee. After the collision, the club head travels (in the same direction) at 42.2 m/s. Find the speed of the golf ball just after impact. Ignore the mass of the club handle.

Linear momentum

"A 122 kg astronaut (including space suit) acquires a speed of 2.50 m/s by pushing off with his legs from a 1900 kg space capsule. What is the change in speed of the capsule?"

Momentum and velocity

An object of mass 2 kg travelling in a straight line with a velocity of 20m/sec collides with, and strikes to, a stationary object of mass 3 kg. They both move off together in the same straight line with a velocity of v m/sec. If no external forces are acting calculate a. the total momentum just before the impact b. the tot

Mechanics force, mass and momentum of an object

Q. An object sitting on a smooth surface is given an impulse (force) to start from rest and reached a veloctiy of 5m/sec in 2 seconds. 1. What is the mass of the object if the applied force was 20 N 2. What is the change in momentum 3. At the time given above the object is travelling towards the northwest with an angle

Impulse and Momentum: Small steel ball moving with speed v0

A small steel ball moving with speed v0 in the positive x-direction makes a perfectly elastic noncentral collision with an identical ball originally at rest. After impact, the first ball moves with speed v1 in the first quadrant at an angle theta1 with the x-axis, and the second moves with speed v2 in the fourth quadrant at an

Conservation of Momentum

If a metal ball strikes a pendulum and sticks to it. It will have a relationship for conservation of momentum of m*v = (m + M) *V (m and v are the mass and initial velocity of the projectile, M is the mass of the pendulum with no initial velocity and big V is the combined velocity of the pendulum and projectile). The conse

Applied Mechanics Velocity

A 1 kg object is dropped from the horizontal while attached to a string 80 cm long, tied at the same height as the object. When the string is vertical after the object is dropped, the object strikes a 2 kg block on a frictionless horizontal surface. The impact is 100% elastic. What will be the velocities of both objects

Calculating velocity in elastic collisions.

A ball of mass m1 = 31.00 grams moving at 15.20 m/s collides head-on with a stationary ball of mass m2 = 116.00 grams. The collision is elastic. What is the velocity of the first ball immediately after the collision?

Working with conservation of momentum and collisions.

On a frictionless ice, a block whose mass is A= 6 kg is sliding toward +x with a velocity VA= 8 m/sec, when it collides in a non-elastic collision with a block of mass B= 4 kg moving at an unknown velocity VB. After collision the joined blocks move with momentum P= 84 i + 48 j where i and j are unit vectors. a. Find PB the or

The Conservation of Momentum

N men, each with mass, m, stand on a railway flatcar of mass, M. They jump off one end of the flatcar with velocity u relative to the car. The car rolls in the opposite direction without friction. a) What is the final velocity of the flatcar if all the men jump at the same time? b) What is the final velocity of the flat

Calculations on an Exploding Projectiles

An instrument carrying projectile accidentally explodes at the top of its trajectory. The horizontal distance between the launch point and the point of explosion is L. The projectile breaks into pieces which fly apart horizonally. The larger piece has three times the mass of the smaller piece. To the surprise of the scientist in