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Conservation of Momentum

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