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My question is do the byproducts(elementary particles such as higgs boson) emit photons as they are produced to be filmed on tape by the sensitive detectors? If you're imagining that the particles are emitting photons as the leave the collision center and that the tracks of the particles on the computer screen were recorded by collecting these ...
The ship and cannonballs will both have the same velocity in the end. The easiest way to think about this from a reference frame in which the ship is stationary before it intersects the cannonballs. The cannonballs will be moving toward the ship in this frame. When the cannonballs reach the springs on the ship their kinetic energy will be converted into ...
I'm not sure if I understand the question fully, so forgive me if I am incorrect. But doesn't the ball simply bounce up and down, going nowhere in the grand scheme of things, so I would assume that the average normal force is just combatting the force of gravity, making the answer simply "mg".
In an elastic collision involving two objects both momentum and energy are conserved. You can simplify things by considering these conservation laws in the center of mass frame. There the total momentum is zero, therefore one object will have the opposite momentum of the other. Since energy is the square of the momentum divided by twice the mass, this means ...
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