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We're all familiar with the formula for the area of a circle: A=Pi . r2.  
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Circumference squared divided by 4pi  
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Can you prove :in a purely elastic collision between two bowling balls of the same mass that are approaching head on at two different speeds: That they simply rebound and when they do their speeds are exchanged??  
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To make the problem a little more challenging, how about an areaofacircle formula that makes no reference to either the radius, or the circumference?  
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a = pi * (diameter/2)^2  
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Can you prove :in a purely elastic collision between two bowling balls of the same mass that are approaching head on at two different speeds: That they simply rebound and when they do their speeds are exchanged?? The bottom expression is for v2', it is either v1 or v2. v2'=v2 is the trivial solution (no impact happened). Back subbing will show v1'=v2. (ignore the detour I took to remember how the quadratic equation goes)  
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I don't think that you quite have it. Try it with V1 =5 and V2=2 say. I think it will be much easier. You need to state what the new V1 and V2 are. You will get another incorrect solution which you must show is extraneous.  
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I don't think that you quite have it. Try it with V1 =5 and V2=2 say. I think it will be much easier. You need to state what the new V1 and V2 are. You will get another incorrect solution which you must show is extraneous. Admittedly my chicken scratches don't exactly flow, but the result is: Preimpact velocity of balls: v1, v2 Postimpact velocity of balls: v1', v2' There are two solutions Solution 1: v1' = v1, v2' = v2 Solution 2: v1' = v2, v2' = v1 Solution 1 says that neither ball changes velocity. That conserves kinetic energy and momentum but is not the solution we are interested in by inspection because it does not describe an impact event. Solution 2 is therefore what we want. It shows the swapping of velocities between the balls. I leave it as an exercise for the reader to plug in specific numbers.  
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The math must show that the exchange solution is correct. The math must show what happens to the velocities and therefore that the other solution does not preserve momentum and by induction kinetic energy and is consequently invalid. You cannot use the apriori idea that the collision must exchange velocities since that is what you are trying to prove.  
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Can you prove that there are two solutions for firing angles to achieve the same range in ballistics. Assume the same muzzle velocity; Ignore air friction and the Coreolis effect.  
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Thank you to everyone who responded to the topic of an alternate formula for the area of a circle. Dividing the diameter in half in a formula for the area of a circle seems to refer to the radius. It is possible to get the area without invoking either the radius, diameter, or circumference of a circle. clue: It should take either ten minutes or two hours, as measured by the clock.  
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... I am always amazed that Math accurately describes what physically happens in natureit's the ultimate truth. Yes and no... Yes in that Maths is designed to be selfconsistent and so it is it's own "Truth", by design. With regards to nature, it just so happens that we can accurately match some of the mathematical truths to what we observe in Nature. Meanwhile, Nature will do it's own thing regardless of what our Maths might describe... Having said/typed all that, so far we have found some of our Maths to describe and predict what Nature does, right down to some fantastic levels of precision and accuracy... Keep searchin', Martin ____________ See new freedom: Mageia4 Linux Voice See & try out your OS Freedom! The Future is what We make IT (GPLv3)  
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Having said/typed all that, so far we have found some of our Maths to describe and predict what Nature does, right down to some fantastic levels of precision and accuracy... Sshhhh silly! If ID hears you he'll start banging on about intelligent design again .......  
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OK, so not exactly a mathematical approach...  
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You could probably use Archimedes "Method of Exhaustion" as well  
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