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From physick.wikispaces.com (Graham Grieder)
In Unit A when talking about momentum (p), we visited the difference between
What is an
When you think of an elastic, you think of something that moves around when stretched but returns to its original form after. A similar idea is used here. An
occurs when objects collide and bounce back without deforming. The key to the
is that there is
NO ENERGY LOST.
Both energy and momentum are
in this collision.
The two objects can have different
and can even have different
as shown above. Notice that the energy is being transferred from one object to another conserving energy.
What is an
There are a couple differences here between the two collision types. One of the differences is that in an
the objects collide but deform in some way instead of just bouncing back. This causes a loss in energy, there for
ENERGY IS LOST.
In this case only momentum is
in this particular collision. This can also be known as a
Hit and Stick
Just as before, the
may be different for this effect to occur. A good example of this is a car crash at high speed when the cars fuse together as one and the
but there is
which is what makes it a
LD's Notes on Collisions from Unit A
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