(See attachment for diagram - well a very poor diagram.) An elastic collision occurs as shown. Prove that, if , then .
I have equations for the conservation of energy, and conservation of momentum in both the x- and y-directions, but can't find a way to relate M, m and , which I would have though was the way to solve it.
EDIT: Would probably help if I uploaded the diagram haha
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Momentum/energy conservation watch
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Last edited by d00ms4y3r; 23-01-2010 at 16:46.
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There is no attached diagram.