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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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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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Short definitions relating to different types of collisions.

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Deep Inelastic Scattering

A clear brief explanation of deep inelastic scattering with diagrams.

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Elastic Collision

An elastic collision is defined as one in which both conservation of momentum and conservation of kinetic energy are observed.

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