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Elastic and Inelastic Collisions


Elastic and Inelastic Collisions

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This Java applet deals with the extreme cases of a collision process illustrated by two wagons: For an elastic collision it ischaracteristic that the sum of the kinetic energies of the involved bodies is constant. After a perfectly inelastic collision, however,both bodies have the same velocity; the sum of their kinetic energies is reduced, compared with the initial value, because a part of ithas changed into internal energy (warming up). Foreign language versions available.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: February 04, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 25, 2011
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Submitter: John Walkup



Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Juan Carlos
2 years ago

Juan Carlos (Staff)

Excelente simulacion de choque elastico e inelastico

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