Select your language

Suggested languages for you:
Log In Start studying!
Answers without the blur. Sign up and see all textbooks for free! Illustration

Q. 44

Expert-verified
Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
Found in: Page 289

Answers without the blur.

Just sign up for free and you're in.

Illustration

Short Answer

Air-track gliders with masses are lined up and held in place with lightweight springs compressed between them. All three are released at once. The glider flies off to the right while the glider goes left. Their position-versus-time graphs, as measured by motion detectors, are shown in FIGURE P11.44. What are the direction (right or left) and speed of the 400 g glider that was in the middle?

The velocity of glider is

See the step by step solution

Step by Step Solution

Step 1. Given information

The plot of position v/s time includes the expression for different gliders.

Step 2. Predicting the velocity

In the plot of position v/s time the slope gives the value of velocity,

Hence the velocity of glider 1 with mass is and that of glider 2 is

Step 3. Applying the conservation principle

On the application of law of conservation of momentum we have,

Most popular questions for Physics Textbooks

Icon

Want to see more solutions like these?

Sign up for free to discover our expert answers
Get Started - It’s free

Recommended explanations on Physics Textbooks

94% of StudySmarter users get better grades.

Sign up for free
94% of StudySmarter users get better grades.