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At the same instant that a 0.50kg ball is dropped from 25 m above Earth, a second ball, with a
mass of 0.25 kg, is thrown straight upward from Earth’s surface with an initial speed of 15 m/s.
They move along nearby lines and pass without colliding. At the end of 2.0 s the velocity of
the center of mass of the twoball system is:
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At the same instant that a 0.50kg ball is dropped from 25 m above Earth, a second ball, with a mass of 0.25 kg, is thrown straight upward from Earth’s surface with an initial speed of 15 m/s. They move along nearby lines and pass without colliding. At the end of 2.0 s the velocity of the center of mass of the twoball system is:
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DLSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
A. 11 m/s, down B. 11 m/s, up C. 15 m/s, down D. 15 m/s, up E. 20 m/s, down
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mayankdevnaniBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Since this is multiple choice, lets use 10 m/s^2 as the acceleration due to gravity.
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mayankdevnaniBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The trick is to look at the momentum of the system after 2 seconds. So for the heavy ball, after two seconds, it has a velocity of 20 m/s.
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DLSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
10+1.25/0.75 (wil we have a minus sign or are we considering just the mag?
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mayankdevnaniBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Thus it has a momentum of 10 kg*m/s.
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DLSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
u took downwards negative?
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mayankdevnaniBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yaa, i took downwards negative. The light ball will have a velocity of 5 m/s (15 m/s going up minus 20 m/s due to gravity gives 5 m/s downward). So it has a momentum of 1.25 kg*m/s.
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mayankdevnaniBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
In both cases, the negative sign indicates the momentum is downward, and the sum is 11.25 kg*m/s.
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mayankdevnaniBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Find the velocity of the system by dividing by the total mass (0.75 kg)?? then solve it and you get your answer.
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DLSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i took downwards positive and upwards negative,im getting something different
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mayankdevnaniBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
no, always took downwards negative and upwards positive
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DLSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
v=0+10*2 v=20m/s downwards and v=1520 v=5m/s upwards
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mayankdevnaniBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Find the velocity of the system by dividing by the total mass (0.75 kg) and you get 15 m/s down. so your answer is option C) 15 m/s up.
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mayankdevnaniBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
no,, 15 m/s down.
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DLSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
im taking downwards negative and upwards positive so for the 0.25 kg ball, v=15+20=35? we are taking upwards positive right
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