Problem 8-34 Elastic collision - Part 2 - C

A superball of mass \(22\; g\) rolls with a speed of \(3.5\; m/s\) toward another (stationary) superball of mass \(27\; g\). If the balls have a head-on elastic collision, what are the velocities magnitudes and directions) of the balls after the collision?
[Ans. \(3.1\; m/s\) forward and \(0.4\; m/s\) backward]

Accumulated Solution

Diagram of ball.

No. In the drawing we have chosen all the velocities 'after' to be positive quantities. This equation introduces another minus sign.

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