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Show that the kinetic energy of the two-body oscillator of Fig. 17-21a is given by K = where m is the reduced mass and v x (= v 1x - v 2x ) is the relative velocity. It may help to note that linear momentum is conserved while the system oscillates.

Show that the kinetic energy of the two-body oscillator of Fig. 17-21a is given by K =  where m is the reduced mass and vx (= v1x - v2x) is the relative velocity. It may help to note   that linear momentum is conserved while the system oscillates.

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Jitender Pal
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7 years ago
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