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anonymous

  • one year ago

Describe what happens in terms of momentum changes for the two wagons during an inelastic collision. When it comes to inelastic collision, I get lost. Any help is appreciated!!

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    In an inelastic collision, both object sticks to each other and travel at the same velocity. so this is the formula. \[m _{1}v _{1}+m _{2}v _{2}=(m _{1}+m _{2})v _{3}\] Conservation of momentum would be that \[m _{1}v _{1}+m _{2}v _{2}=m _{1}v _{3}+m _{2}v _{3}\] Therefore there is no change in momentum in an inelastic collision Momentum actually is conserved in both elastic and inelastic collision

  2. IrishBoy123
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    "Momentum actually is conserved in both elastic and inelastic collision" momentum is **always** conserved that is absolutely fundamental.....

  3. anonymous
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    Kinetic energy cannot always be conserved. And momentum is not a lot different than KE

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