Problem 18

Asked by  | 2nd Aug, 2008, 01:16: AM

Expert Answer:

considering it to be a perfectly elastic collision in one dimension , let the velocity of 1st player be v1 and that of second player be v2 . Use the formulae given below to calculate the velocities of the players :

v1 =  [ ( m1 -  m2 ) u/  ( m1 +  m2 ) ]   +  2 m2 u2  /  ( m1 +  m2

V2 = [  ( m2 - m1 ) u2 /  ( m1 +  m2 ) ]    + 2 m1 u1  /  ( m1 +  m2

where m1 and m2 are masses of 1st and 2nd players resp. and u1 ,  u2  their velocities.

Answered by  | 3rd Aug, 2008, 02:01: AM

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