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A Ball X of Mass 1 Kg Travelling at 2 M/S Has a Head-on Collision with an Identical Ball Y at Rest. X Stops and Y Moves Off. Calculate the Velocity of Y After the Collision. - Science

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A ball X of mass 1 kg travelling at 2 m/s has a head-on collision with an identical ball Y at rest. X stops and Y moves off. Calculate the velocity of Y after the collision.

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Solution

According to the law of conservation of momentum, the two momenta given are equal to each other.
Before collision, momentum of the first ball is = (1)(2) = 2 kg.m/s
Before collision, momentum of the second ball = (1)(0) = 0

After collision, momentum of the first ball = (1)(0) = 0
After collision, momentum of the second ball is = (1)(v)
Now,
2 + 0 = 0 + 1v
⇒ v = 2
The velocity of Y after the collision is 2m/s.

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Lakhmir Singh Science Class 9 Physics
Chapter 2 Force and Laws of Motion
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