Collision and conservation of mechanical energy – probems and solutions
1. Two objects have the same mass, m1 = m2 = 0.5 kg dropped from the same height as shown in the figure below. The radius of the circle is 1/5 m. The collision between both objects is perfectly elastic. Determine the velocity of each object after the collision. Acceleration due to gravity is 10 m/s2.
Mass of object (m) = m1 = m2 = 0.5 kg
Initial height (h1) = 1/5 m
Final height (h2) = 0 (base of path)