Physics

posted by .

A 4kg and a 2kg block are moving along a horizontal frictionless surface. The 4 kg block is moving to the right with a speed of 6 m/s and the 2 kg block is moving to the left with a speed of 3 m/s. The two blocks collide inelastically and then continue to move together along the surface and then up a 30° frictionless ramp. How high up the ramp does the combined object move

  • Physics -

    Use conservation of momentum to get the final velocity of the stuck-together blocks. Then compute the new total kinetic energy using that velocity.

    For the final step, use conservation of energy. Initial KE of the stuck blocks equals the potential energy gain at their highest point they get to on the ramp.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Physics

    A block of weight = 25.0 sits on a frictionless inclined plane, which makes an angle = 34.0 with respect to the horizontal, as shown in the figure. A force of magnitude = 14.0 , applied parallel to the incline, is just sufficient to …
  2. Physics

    A block of weight = 25.0 N sits on a frictionless inclined plane, which makes an angle = 34.0 with respect to the horizontal, as shown in the figure. A force of magnitude = 14.0 N, applied parallel to the incline, is just sufficient …
  3. physics

    A 3.24 kg block located on a horizontal frictionless floor is pulled by a cord that exerts a force F=11.8N at an angle theta=23.0degrees above the horizontal, as shown. What is the magnitude of the acceleration of the block when the …
  4. physics

    a 2kg block of wood rests on a long table top. a 5 gram bullet moving horizontally with speed of 150m/s is shoot into the block and stricks in it then block slides 270cm along the table and stops. find a)speed of block after impact …
  5. physics

    Block a is moving with a certain acceleration along a frictionless horizontal surface. When a second block B is placed on top of block A, the acceleration of the combined block drops to 1/5 the original value. What is the ratio of …
  6. physics

    block a in figure 1 has a mass of 10kg, and block b and the horizontal surface is 0.3. a) what is the mass of block c if block b is moving with an acceleration of 3m/s/s b) what is the tension in each cord when b is moving with a constant …
  7. physics

    block a in figure 1 has a mass of 10kg, and block b has a mass of 30 kg. the coefficient of friction between b and the horizontal surface is 0.3. a) what is the mass of block c if block b is moving with an acceleration of 3m/s/s b) …
  8. Physics

    A block of mass m1=1.6kg, initially moving to the right with a velocity of +4m/s on a frictionless horizontal track, colides with a massless spring attached to a second block of m2=2.1kg moving left with a velocity of -2.5m/s. The …
  9. Physics

    A 4.40g bullet moving with an initial speed of vi = 405 m/s is fired into and passes through a 1.20 kg block. The block, initially at rest on a frictionless horizontal surface, is connected to a spring with a spring constant of 880 …
  10. physics

    A 2 kg block with initial velocity +2m/s collides with a stationary 6 kg block with initial velocity 0m/s on a frictionless surface. After the collision, the 2 kg block is moving at –1 m/s and the 6kg block is moving to the right …

More Similar Questions