Perfectly Inelastic Collision#

Particles of mass \(m\) and \(2m\) have velocities \(v_1=\) 3\(v\hat{x}\) and \(v_2=\) 2\(v\hat{y}\) respectively.

Figure of a particle of mass m travelling to the right with velocity v1 along the x-axis and a particle of mass 2m travelling up with velocity v2 along the right axis. The two particles collide and form a resulting particle of mass 3m which moves with velocity v f at an angle theta f with respect to the x-axis.

Part 1#

After undergoing a perfectly inelastic collision as shown in the figure, what velocity, \(v_f\), does the resulting particle have? Enter the magnitude of \(v_f\).

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value.

Part 2#

What angle with respect to the \(x-\)axis, \(\theta_f\), does the resulting velocity make?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in degrees.


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