skeeter Math Team Jul 2011 3,363 1,854 Texas Mar 13, 2020 #2 conservation of momentum in a perfectly inelastic collision ... $m_x v_{x0} + m_y v_{y0} = (m_x + m_y) \cdot v_f$ note that velocity is a vector (magnitude & direction) fyi, this problem should be in the physics section Reactions: Cyan, idontknow and topsquark

conservation of momentum in a perfectly inelastic collision ... $m_x v_{x0} + m_y v_{y0} = (m_x + m_y) \cdot v_f$ note that velocity is a vector (magnitude & direction) fyi, this problem should be in the physics section

topsquark Math Team May 2013 2,532 1,051 The Astral plane Mar 13, 2020 #3 Also note that \(\displaystyle m_x = m_y = M\), which cancels out so you don't need to know what the mass is. -Dan Reactions: Cyan and idontknow

Also note that \(\displaystyle m_x = m_y = M\), which cancels out so you don't need to know what the mass is. -Dan

C Cyan Feb 2020 7 0 Cook islands Mar 13, 2020 #4 skeeter said: conservation of momentum in a perfectly inelastic collision ... $m_x v_{x0} + m_y v_{y0} = (m_x + m_y) \cdot v_f$ note that velocity is a vector (magnitude & direction) fyi, this problem should be in the physics section Click to expand... Thank you

skeeter said: conservation of momentum in a perfectly inelastic collision ... $m_x v_{x0} + m_y v_{y0} = (m_x + m_y) \cdot v_f$ note that velocity is a vector (magnitude & direction) fyi, this problem should be in the physics section Click to expand... Thank you