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Elastic Collision in One Dimension

Two air-track gliders of equal mass are initially moving in the same direction alone a straight line. The rearmost glider has an initial speed of 3.0 m/s and the forward glider has a speed of 2.0 m/s. if the collision is elastic, what are the speeds and directions of the gliders after the collision?

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Elastic collision, we have both kinematic energy and momentum without any ...

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