Unformatted text preview: piece heads off with a speed of 20.0m/s. The second moves away at a 100˚ angle with respect to the first and the third heads off at 140˚ as shown in the sketch. Find the speed of the second and third pieces, respectively. 4. Three equally massive and equally strong astronauts are outside their ship in outer space. Two of them get the bright idea to play a game of catch by throwing the third one back and forth. Suppose the game begins with the first astronaut throwing the third astronaut toward the second astronaut at a speed v o . Describe the rest of the game. This means that you must find the velocity of each astronaut after each catch and after each throw. Sketches of the game at each stage might be the best way to explain your answer. Be sure to explain your thinking and state the principles of physics you use. 1 x y 100˚ 140˚ 3 2...
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2012 for the course PHYSICS 204A taught by Professor Kagan during the Fall '09 term at CSU Chico.
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