Impulse for Two Objects being Attracted to One Another (6:09)
In a universe devoid of anything else, two identical spheres of mass, m, and radius, R, are released from rest when they have a distance between their centers of mass of X. Find the magnitude of the impulse delivered to each sphere until just before they make contact.
This is an AP Physics 1 topic.
0:07 Translating the problem
1:26 Applicable impulse equations
2:13 Conservation of mechanical energy
3:28 Showing a common mistake
4:00 Solving the problem