Momentum and Impulse

Momentum and Impulse problem 4

Two railway carriages are moving towards each other as shown in the figure. The mass of the first wagon is 1000 kg and its speed is . The mass of the second wagon together with the load is 2000 kg and its speed is . The two wagons collide and stick together. They move forward at a speed of v along the railway track. Determines the speed and direction of both wagons after the collision.


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