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Author: rolschwarz
Time: 03/28/03 06:28 PST
This is a reply to message no. 10896 by gerdb
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collision problem...
Generally, I find it more effective to approach this type of problem from an energy balance and momentum balance perspective.

You can find the amount of force applied by determining the change in momentum, and dividing by the time of contact (no collision is 'instananeous').

Likewise, you can use the moving object's change in KE to determine how much energy was imparted to the stationary rod.
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