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I proved for one case in which there will be no further collisions.But isn’t there another case in which B and C move in the same direction in which B will be at a lower speed therefore no colliding.Name:  D5E9597A-6F84-4BEA-A3FB-1C53AA461D00.jpeg
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B must be moving at a lower velocity than C after the collision.

Otherwise you'd have to invent the physics for B to pass through C.
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B must be moving at a lower velocity than C after the collision.

Otherwise you'd have to invent the physics for B to pass through C.
I know that,but I don’t know how to find the answer, is the value of k that I stated above also part of the range of values that I could be since it means that B will be stationary thus no further collisions
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I know that,but I don’t know how to find the answer, is the value of k that I stated above also part of the range of values that I could be since it means that B will be stationary thus no further collisions
If B has negative velocity it will collide with A, so that is one limit (B post impact velocity = 0). This will occur if k is large and and effectively B bounces off a wall (heavy C). If k is small (light C), both B and C will move in the same direction after the collision and the velocity of C will be larger than B, so I can't see a lower limit for k, apart form the obvious physcial k>0.
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If B has negative velocity it will collide with A, so that is one limit (B post impact velocity = 0). This will occur if k is large and and effectively B bounces off a wall (heavy C). If k is small (light C), both B and C will move in the same direction after the collision and the velocity of C will be larger than B, so I can't see a lower limit for k, apart form the obvious physcial k>0.
So essentially k=8 as I proved and bigger than 0.This doesn’t answer the question in the range of values k must be.
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So essentially k=8 as I proved and bigger than 0.This doesn’t answer the question in the range of values k must be.
Ive not checked your working, but you want the post impact velocity of B to be >= 0, assuming the pre impact velocity of B is postive. That gives you a range for k, as described in the previous response.
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Ive not checked your working, but you want the post impact velocity of B to be >= 0, assuming the pre impact velocity of B is postive. That gives you a range for k, as described in the previous response
It would make sense to find the lower limit of k by using inequalities whereby
velocity B<=velocity A ,after impact since they could coalesce
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It would make sense to find the lower limit of k by using inequalities whereby
velocity B<=velocity A ,after impact since they could coalesce
I guess you need to understand (analyze the impact equation) why this is impossible, but the original reply is still valid.
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I guess you need to understand (analyze the impact equation) why this is impossible, but the original reply is still valid.
I’m so confused.What is the answer to the it??
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I’m so confused.What is the answer to the it??
I don't know what your current answer is. You need to use the inequality in the velocity of B to get the inequality (upper limit) for k.

If you keep asking about a lower limit for k, you should do a thought experiment and understand why this won't occur.
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I don't know what your current answer is. You need to use the inequality in the velocity of B to get the inequality (upper limit) for k.

If you keep asking about a lower limit for k, you should do a thought experiment and understand why this won't occur.
My current answer is k=8
However I tried doing an inequality but it came out to be messy
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My current answer is k=8
However I tried doing an inequality but it came out to be messy
Maybe try and make it less messy? If you're confident that k=8 corresponds to zero B velocity, it would be easy enough to argue that that would be the inequality boundary.
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Maybe try and make it less messy? If you're confident that k=8 corresponds to zero B velocity, it would be easy enough to argue that that would be the inequality boundary.
Could Veocity of C be the same as velocity of B
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Could Veocity of C be the same as velocity of B
Doing thought experiments like these can be useful, but you should put the scenarios into the equation(s) and see what comes out.
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Doing thought experiments like these can be useful, but you should put the scenarios into the equation(s) and see what comes out.
You can’t put this into equations since I’m setting the boundaries of the values of what k could be therefore I’ll have to decide if it’s possible
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Doing thought experiments like these can be useful, but you should put the scenarios into the equation(s) and see what comes out.
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You can’t put this into equations since I’m setting the boundaries of the values of what k could be therefore I’ll have to decide if it’s possible
Im really not sure what you're actually doing. If you set up the equations properly, there is no need to consider such scenarios. Having a read/review of momentum and restitution may help you unerstand such issues.
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Can you post the full working, so the bits before you write v1 = ... (and what does it refer to etc).
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Can you post the full working, so the bits before you write v1 (and what does it refer to etc).
It’s on my very first post,I just simplified it so I get Velocity of B in terms of u and k.

V2 refers to velocity of C
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