A 70.0-kg person throws a 0.0400-kg snowball forward with a ground speed of 33.0 m/s. A second person, with a mass of 60.0 kg, catches the snowball. Both people are on skates. The first person is initially moving forward with a speed of 2.20 m/s, and the second person is initially at rest. What are the velocities of the two people after the snowball is exchanged? Disregard the friction between the skates and the ice.
m1 = mass of the thrower (70 kg) ms = mass of the snowball (.04 kg) v1 = initial velocity of the thrower + snowball (2.2 m/s) v2 = final velocity of the thrower vs = final velocity of the snowball (33 m/s)
for the catcher:
msvs + m2v3 = (ms + m2)v4
where ms = mass of the snowball (.04 kg) vs = initial velocity of the snowball (33 m/s) m2 = mass of the cather (60 kg) v3 = initial velocity of the catcher (0 m/s) v4 = final velocity of the snowball and catcher
Jun 10th, 2015
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