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Inelastic Collision

Perfectly elastic collisions are those in which no kinetic energy is lost in the collision. Macroscopic collisions are generally inelastic and do not conserve kinetic energy, though of course the ...

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Elastic and Inelastic Collision

Java Applet simulating elastic and fully inelastic collisions - demonstrating the conservation of momentum.

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2D Collisions

This activity lets you deal with 2D elastic/inelastic collisions on a flat (or tilted) table and even use magnetic pucks! Subscription required but with 30 day free trial.

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This site demonstrates two-dimensional collisions. Two balls of different masses can be shot at each other and the resulting collision and direction of the balls is shown

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Two Cars in 1-Dimensional Collision

An animation which looks at the inelastic collision between two cars.

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Virtual Air Track Java Applet

Elastic and inelastic collisions on a linear air track

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Electron Interference

A well described page explaining electron interference. There is a very good multimedia example of this effect - showing the interference pattern produced by firing electrons through two slits.

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Two-dimensional Collisions applet

Shows collision between two spheres. Set by user. Shown both in laboratory frame of reference and center of gravity frame of reference.

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Ionic Bond

In chemical bonds, atoms can either transfer or share their valence electrons. In the extreme case where one or more atoms lose electrons and other atoms gain them in order to produce a noble gas ...

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Gustav Hertz

Gustav Hertz (1887 - 1975) demonstrated the relationship between series of spectral lines and the energy losses of electrons in collision with atoms. He received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1915 ...

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