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Conservation of Momentum

Elastic and inelastic collisions are performed with two Smart Carts of different masses. Magnetic bumpers are used in the elastic collision and Velcro® bumpers are used in the completely inelastic collision. In both cases, momentum is conserved.

Cart velocities are recorded using the sensors onboard the Smart Carts. The total kinetic energy before and after the collision is also studied.

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Conservation of Momentum