Frictionless Ski Jump Collision
Frictionless Ski Jump Collision#
A frictionless ski jump is designed such that at the bottom of the hill, there is a short flat section.
After the flat section, the slope continues into a ramp of vertical height 0.03 m, at an angle 45 degrees (relative to the horizontal).
The top of the ski jump is 485 m high off the ground.
Block A of mass 22kg is released from the top of the slope so that it slides down and makes a perfectly elastic collision with Block B of mass 9.68kg. This causes the Block B to slide up the frictionless ramp and undergo projectile motion, before landing a horizontal distance \(x\) m away from the ramp.
What is the speed of Block B (in m/s), immediately after the perfectly elastic collision?
Please enter in a numeric value in m/s.
What is the horizontal distance (in m) that Block B travels after it goes off the ramp (\(x\))?
Please enter in a numeric value in m.
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