Momentum and Impulse

Momentum and Impulse problem 12

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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