58. We think of this as having two parts: the first is the collision itself – where the blocks“join” so quickly that the 1.0-kg block has not had time to move through any distance yet – and then the subsequent motion of the 3.0 kg system as it compresses the spring to the maximum amount xm. The first part involves momentum conservation (with +
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2011 for the course PHY 2049 taught by Professor Any during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.