Work It Out! (2004, Quiz 2)
Two massless bumper boats float with negligible friction in a pool, and carry three children, 1 in boat 1 and two in boat 2. Each child has mass, M.
The boats are initially moving towards each other but Boat #1 has a speed of V and Boat #2 has a speed of 1.5V.
The boats collide head-on and afterwards Boat #2 is stopped.
- – What is the speed of Boat #1 after the collision? ______
- – Deduce the coefficient of restitution of this collision. e = ____
- – What percentage of energy is lost during the collision? _____%