Discussion and hints:
Note that the animation above is for a generic set of parameter values that may or may not be the ones assigned for the problem this semester.
Recall the following four-step plan outline in the lecture book and discussed in lecture:
Step 1: FBDs
Draw a single free body diagram for the system made up of bar OA and particle P, combined.
Step 2: Kinetics (impulse/momentum)
- From you FBD above, what can you say about the moments acting about the fixed point O in your system? What consequence does this have on the angular momentum about point O for the system?
- Use the coefficient of restitution, COR, equation relating the "n-components" of velocity for P and end A of the bar. (You may want to review Section 4.C of the lecture book in regard to impacts and the COR.)
Step 3: Kinematics
Note that bar OA rotates about point O. What does that say about the direction of the velocity of point A on the bar after impact? Study the animation above. Do your kinematics agree with what you see about the direction of the velocity of A?
Step 4: Solve
Solve your equations above for the speed of slider B.