Posted by **Katie** on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 1:12pm.

Two identical steel balls, each of mass 5.0 kg, are suspended from strings of length 29 cm so that they touch when in their equilibrium position. We pull one of the balls back until its string makes an angle θ = 25° with the vertical and let it go. It collides elastically with the other ball. How high will the other ball rise?

Suppose that instead of steel balls we use putty balls. They will collide inelastically and remain stuck together after the collision. How high will the balls rise after the collision?

- physics -
**Damon**, Friday, March 2, 2012 at 1:55pm
To conserve both momentum and energy, the first ball stops and the second one continues with the total energy.

In part 2, momentum is conserved but the motion continues with twice the mass.

m g (.29)(1-cos 25) = .5 m v^2

solve for v

then conservation of momentum at bottom

(m+m) * new v = m v

new v = (1/2) v

then at top

g (.29)(1-cos A) = .5 (new v)^2

solve for A

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- Physics - Two identical balls each have a charge of -7.5x10^-6C. The balls hang ...
- physics - Two balls have the same mass of 3.085 kg and identical charges of 21.0...
- physics - Two identical balls each have a charge of -7.5x10^-6C. The balls hang ...
- pfysics - Two balls have the same mass of 0.525 kg and identical charges of 13.0...
- Physics - Charge on pith balls - Two pith balls equally charged and each with a ...
- physics - The charge on two pith balls can be calculated by knowing their masses...
- physics - There are two pit balls equally charged and each with a mass of 1.5g. ...
- Physics - Two balls, each with mass 0.5g and carrying charge Q, are hung on ...
- Physics - Two small pith balls, each of mass m = 17.4 g, are suspended from the ...
- Physics - Two small pith balls, each of mass m = 16.6 g, are suspended from the ...