Teaching Physics with the Physics Suite
|The following problem is a standard problem found in the text (and in many others). A block of mass M at rest on a horizontal frictionless table. It is attached to a rigid support by a spring of constant k. A clay pellet having mass m and velocity v strikes the block as shown in the figure and sticks to it.|
In order for you to solve this problem you must make a number of simplifying assumptions, some of which are stated in the problem and some of which are not. First, solve the problem as stated.
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