February 22, 2008

i hate physics, too, but bear with me

Posted in deportes tagged , at 12:16 am by squishy

Shaquille O’Neal (mass = 147.4 kg = 325 lb) is traveling at velocity x towards Raja Bell (mass = 97.5 kg = 215 lb), who is traveling at velocity y towards O’Neal.

Question: If O’Neal’s elbow makes clean contact with Bell’s noggin, what is the total volume of the welt on Bell’s head?

Assume a completely inelastic collision. Show work.

Answer after the jump, complete with visuals.

rajabell_antident.jpg

Hey, it’s almost a yarmulke!

Hopefully, the ‘little’ dude’s okay.

Photo: ICHC ; unknown screencap

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