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Unformatted text preview: Problem 5: Problem 1. Problem: Three identical spheres of mass m and coefficient of restitution e are initially arranged as shown. All three spheres are attached to the upper wall with chords of the same length. The distance between spheres B and C is negligibly small compared to sphere diameter. Sphere A is released and we wish to determine the value of e based on C , the maximum height reached by Sphere C. (a) Determine the horizontal speed of Sphere A, VA , at the instant when it strikes Sphere B. Express your answer in terms of length and gravitational acceleration, g. (b) Compute the speeds of Sphere A and Sphere B, VA and VB , respectively, immediately after the impact between Spheres A and B. Express your answers in terms of , g and e. (c) Compute the speeds of Sphere B and Sphere C, VB and VC , respectively, immediately after the impact between Spheres B and C. Express your answers in terms of , g and e. (d) If the maximum height reached by Sphere C is C = 8 81 , what is the value of e? n ~ A ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .. .. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. ...... .. ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .. . . . .. . . .. . . . .... ... . . . . . . .. . . . .... . . . . . ... . ... . . . . . . .... . .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... . .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... . . . .... . . . . . . . . . .... . . . .... . . . . . . .... .... ........ ....... . . . . . . . .. . . . .. . ... . . ... . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. . . . . .. . . . ........ ....... . . . . . ........ ....... g n n ~ ~ B C Solution: To solve this problem, we first use energy conservation to determine the velocity of Sphere A just prior to its impact with Sphere B. Next, we determine the velocity of Sphere B just after the impact. Using this as the initial velocity of Sphere B as it impacts Sphere C, we determine the velocity of Sphere C just after the impact. Finally, using energy conservation, we compute the maximum height to which Sphere C will rise and we infer the value of e. (a) As Sphere A moves from its initial position to the instant just before it impacts Sphere B, total mechanical energy is conserved, i.e., T1 + V1 = T2 + V2 Since Sphere A starts from rest, we know that T1 = 0. Also, setting the origin of our coordinate system at the centers of the spheres when they are in the vertical position, Sphere A's potential energy just prior to impacting Sphere B is V2 = 0. Thus, we have 1 1 2 0 + mg = mVA + 0 2 2 Solving for VA gives VA = g (b) Turning to the impact between Spheres A and B, horizontal momentum is conserved, which tells us that mVA + 0 = mVA + mVB ...
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2010 for the course AME 301 taught by Professor Shiflett during the Spring '06 term at USC.

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