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Collisions in One Dimension

Elastic and inelastic collisions are performed with two dynamics carts of different masses. Magnetic bumpers are used in the elastic collision and Velcro® bumpers are used in the completely inelastic collision. Both the momentum and kinetic energy are examined before and after the collisions.


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Source: Lab #33

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Collisions in One Dimension