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(a) under what circumstances would the reduced mass of a two-body system be equal to three mass of one of the bodies? Explain. (b) What is the reduced mass if the bodies have equal mass ? (c) Do cases (a) and (b) give the extreme values of the reduced mass?

(a) under what circumstances would the reduced mass of a two-body system be equal to three mass of one of the bodies? Explain. (b) What is the reduced mass if the bodies have equal mass ? (c) Do cases (a) and (b) give the extreme values of the reduced mass?

Grade:upto college level

4 Answers

Jitender Pal
askIITians Faculty 365 Points
6 years ago
(a) The reduced mass of a two body system be equal to the mass of one of the bodies, if, one body is collide with the other body.
If a body having mass m1 collides with the other body having mass m2, then the reduced mass M of the two body system would be,
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(c) The reduced mass M is always smaller than either mass. If one of the masses is very much smaller than the other, then the reduced mass M is roughly equal to the smaller mass.
If the masses are equal (m1 = m2 = m), then the reduced mass M is half as large as either mass.
Jitender Pal
askIITians Faculty 365 Points
6 years ago
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pa1
357 Points
6 years ago
 
(a) The reduced mass of a two body system be equal to the mass of one of the bodies, if, one body is collide with the other body. If a body having mass m1 collides with the other body having...
pa1
357 Points
6 years ago
(a) The reduced mass of a two body system be equal to the mass of one of the bodies, if, one body is collide with the other body. If a body having mass m1 collides with the other body having...

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