Problems with wedges (1)

Classical Mechanics Level 3

In the figure shown above, a ball of mass \(m\) collides perpendicularly with constant velocity \(u\) on a smooth stationary wedge of mass \(M\) with inclination \(\theta\) kept on a smooth horizontal plane. If the coefficient of restitution of collision is \(e\), then determine the velocity of the wedge after collision.


  • Assume gravity has no effect on the ball of mass \(m\) until it collides with the wedge and during its collision.

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