Problem of the Fortnight #2
Two perfectly elastic balls of masses M and m are placed one atop the other (with a tiny gap between them) and released from rest at a height H above the floor.
- For what mass ratio m/M will M end up being at rest? For this ratio what height will m reach?
- What mass ratio will result in m reaching the maximum possible height? What is this height?
Due date: Friday, February 7, at 4:00 PM