Starting from rest, two skaters "push off" against each other on smooth level ice, where friction is negligible. The little one has a mass of 54-kg and the bigger one has a mass of 88-kg. Assuming the little one coasts away with a velocity of 2.5 m/s due north, determine the recoil velocity of the bigger skater.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 6:06 pm ad1c9bdddf
The solution provides the calculations for recoil velocity when two skaters push off against each other. Conservation of momentum is applied.