A mass of strikes the wall with speed at an angle as shown in figure and it rebounds with the same speed. If the contact time is , what is the force applied on the mass by the wall

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b) |
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c) |
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d) |
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A mass of strikes the wall with speed at an angle as shown in figure and it rebounds with the same speed. If the contact time is , what is the force applied on the mass by the wall

a) |
to right |
b) |
to right |
c) |
to left |
d) |
to left |

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Force = Rate of change of momentum Initial momentum Final momentum Substituting Force on the ball Negative sign indicates direction of the force |

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