Homework H4.O

OBSERVATIONS: After impact, particle A continues moving along its original path, with a reduced speed. Particle B picks up a component of velocity perpendicular to its original path after impact, with an increase in speed due to this added component (the component of velocity in its original direction of motion is unchanged due to the impact).


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Homework H4.N

 

OBSERVATIONS: As the person slides only the inclined surface of the wedge, their velocity as seen by an observer on the wedge is along the inclined surface. However, the actual velocity is the velocity of the wedge plus this relative velocity. Consequently, as you can see in the animation of the simulation results for this problem, the velocity of the person is NOT directed along the inclined surface. Keep this in mind as you solve this problem.


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