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A 4.53 kg bowling ball travelling down the lane with a velocity of magnitude Vo = 7.15 m/s collides with two stationary 1.53 kg pins?

After the collision, pin 1 moves away at an angle of 30° clockwise relative to Vo(vector), pin 2 moves away at an angle of 30° counter-clockwise relative to Vo(vector), and direction of the bowling ball’s motion does not change. What are the speeds of the pins? (both pins have same final speed)

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  • 1 month ago
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    Ellastic colision. Both kinetic energy and momentum are preserved.

    v1 is speed od ball after collision

    v2 is speed od pins after collision

    Mvo^2/2 = Mv1^2/2 + mv2^2.  (energy)

    Mvo = Mv1 + 2mv2 cos 30°   (momentum)

    divide first eq. with M/2, second with M

    vo^2 = v1^2 + 2v2^2 (m/M)

    vo = v1 + 2v2 cos 30° (m/M)

    For simplicity, let ratio k=m/M

    Isolate terms containing v1 to the left

    v1^2 = vo^2 - 2 k v2^2

    v1 = vo - 2 k v2 cos 30°

    square second eq. and equalize right sides

    vo^2 - 2kv2^2 = vo^2 - 4k vov2 cos 30° + 4k^2v2^2 cos^2 30°

    cancel vo^2

     - 2kv2^2 = -4kvov2cos 30°+ 4k^2v2^2cos^2 30°

    Divide by 2k and rearrange

    v2^2 * (2k cos^2 30° + 1) - 2vov2 cos 30° = 0

    We discard trivial solution  v2 = 0 because that would mean the ball missed the pins. We can therefore divide quadratic by v2 to get linear

    v2 * (2kcos^2 30° + 1) - 2vo cos 30° = 0

    v2 = 2vo cos 30° /(2kcos^2 30° + 1)

    substitute back k=m/M

    v2 = 2vo cos 30° /(2(m/M)cos^2 30° + 1)

    v2 = 2*7.15 cos 30° / (2(1.53/4.53)cos^2 30°+ 1)

    v2 = 8.22 m/s (Pins after colision)

    v1 = 7.15 - 2*8.22 cos 30° (1.53/4.53)

    v1 = 2.34 m/s (ball after collision)

  • NCS
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    conserve momentum horizontally:

    4.53kg * 7.15m/s = 4.53kg * V + 1.53kg * 2 * v * cos30º

    where v is the speed of the pins

    and V is the velocity of the bowling ball (post-collision)

    This rearranges to

    V = 32.4kg·m/s - 2.65kg*v / 4.53kg = 7.15m/s - 0.585v

    conserve energy (elastic collision assumed, or there is no solution)

    4.53kg*(7.15m/s)² = 4.53kg*(7.15m/s - 0.585v)² + 2*1.53kg*v²

    which has a non-trivial solution at

    v = 8.22 m/s

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