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Springs and Elastic Collisions - Example One A 2.4 kg dynamics cart is moving to the right at 1.5 m/s, with a linear elastic spring attached to its front end, when it collides head-on with a stationary cart of mass 3.6 kg. a) Calculate the total energy of the system before the collision. b) What is the velocity of each cart at minimum separation?
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Unformatted text preview: c) Calculate the change in total kinetic energy of the system at minimum separation. d) If the maximum compression of the spring during the collision is 12 cm, what is its force constant? A:\sph4u1\chap6\springex1.lwp...
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2011 for the course PHYSICS 1028 taught by Professor C.jones during the Spring '09 term at UWO.

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