Take g= 9.8 m/s^2.
A 0.5 kg ball moving at 12 m/s collides centrally with a 0.25 kg ball moving in the opposite direction at 18 m/s. If the collision is inelastic and the balls stick together after colliding find:
1) the common velocity after impact,
2) the loss in kinetic energy in the collision, and
3) what forms does the missing energy take?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 5:36 pm ad1c9bdddf
1) The common velocity after impact:
Applying the law of conservation of momentum,
m1v1 + m2v2 = (m1 + m2)v
v = (m1v1 + m2v2)/(m1 + m2)
= (0.5*12 - 0.25*18)/(0.5 ...
Law of conservation of momentum is applied in the solution.