Posted by Amnit on .
A particle with m = 3.3E27 kg is moving with a velocity of 6.0E7m/s. It then collides with a stationary particle of mass 2m, the lighter particle then moves at a right angle to the original direction with a velocity of 2.0E7m/s. What is the veloctiy of the heavier particle with (mass 2m).

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bobpursley,
The heaviercomponent has the original momentum of the moving partical in the horizontal directoni, and the heavier particlehas the opposite momentum vertically to the original particle going up.

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Amnit,
ps this is an inellastic question!

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bobpursley,
Goodness. That is why I gave you instructions to use conservation of Momentum only.

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Amnit,
I got an answer of 3.16E7 m/s, is this right?