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**DISCUSSION THREAD**

**Discussion and hints:**

Recall that for oblique impact problems, it is recommended that you use three FBDs: A alone, B alone and A+B together. A+B together allows us to make the impact force internal (and not appear in the linear impulse-momentum equation). FBDs for A and B individually allows us to determine the t-direction components of velocity each for A and B.

**Step 1: FBDs**

Draw FBDs of A, B and A+B.

* Step 2: Kinetics (linear impulse/momentum)*Consider using the linear impulse-momentum equation for the t-direction for A and B individually, and in the n-direction for A+B. You need four equations to determine the two components of velocity for each of the two particles. Consider the coefficient of restitution as your fourth equation.

**Step 3: Kinematics**

*Solve for the two components of velocity for each of the two particles. From these, the post-impact direction angles of motion can be found.*

**Step 4: Solve**

Any questions?