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Chapter 12: C12) Collisions

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    • 12.1: Types of Collisions
      An elastic collision is one that conserves kinetic energy. An inelastic collision does not conserve kinetic energy. Momentum is conserved regardless of whether or not kinetic energy is conserved. Analysis of kinetic energy changes and conservation of momentum together allow the final velocities to be calculated in terms of initial velocities and masses in one-dimensional, two-body collisions.
    • 12.2: Examples


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