Kinematics Problem 8.1.7

Description

A red ball slides off a table as shown in the animation (position is in meters and time is in seconds). Ignore air friction. The ball undergoes an elastic collision with the other table (vy remains the same and vx changes sign).

Question

Where will the red ball land? Start

Answer

x = 0.9 m. This is measured from the origin of coordinates.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 2-5, Giancoli-SE: 2-5.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Mario Belloni.

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