Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    Collisions in one dimension

    Not what you're looking for? Search our solutions OR ask your own Custom question.

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    1) A 0.170 kg projectile (bullet) is fired with a velocity of +720 m/s at a 2.00 kg wooden block that rests on a frictionless table. The velocity of the block, immediately after the projectile passes through it, is +40.0 m/s. Find the velocity with which the projectile exits from the block.

    2) A two-stage rocket moves in space at a constant velocity of 4700 m/s. The two stages are then separated by a small explosive charge placed between them. Immediately after the explosion the velocity of the 1290 kg upper stage is 5820 m/s in the same direction as before the explosion. What is the velocity (magnitude and direction) of the 2460 kg lower stage after the explosion?

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 6:17 pm ad1c9bdddf
    https://brainmass.com/physics/velocity/collisions-in-one-dimension-38241

    Solution Preview

    1) Before the collision, only the bullet is moving. So, the initial momentum will be
    pi = mv = 0.170 kg * 720 m/s
    = 122.4 kg m/s

    After the collision, the bullet passes through the block carrying a velocity (v') and the block also moves, the ...

    Solution Summary

    Step by step computations leading to the answers.

    $2.49

    ADVERTISEMENT