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Linear Momentum of a Billiard Ball

A billiard ball approaches the rail at a speed of 15 m/s and an angle of 60 degrees, but rebounds at a speed of 10 m/s and an angle of 50 degrees. What is the change in momentum and use components?

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I will assume that the rail is the x-axis to solve this problem

If the ball is approaching the rail from the left at 15 m/s at an angle of 60 degrees, then the initial ...

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The solution provides written explanation of the problem concerning the change in momentum of a billiard ball after hitting a rail in the answer space as well as an attachment featuring illustrative diagrams and further calculations.