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## What can you conclude about elastic collisions?

An elastic collision is a collision in which there is no net loss in kinetic energy in the system as a result of the collision. Both momentum and kinetic energy are conserved quantities in elastic collisions.

## What conclusion can you make about the total momentum before and after a collision?

For any collision occurring in an isolated system, momentum is conserved. The total amount of momentum of the collection of objects in the system is the same before the collision as after the collision.

**What is the conclusion of conservation of momentum?**

This means that no damage was done, and no energy was lost from the system throughout the collision. As mentioned earlier, for elastic collisions, total kinetic energy of a system is conserved.

**How do you find final velocity in a collision?**

Final Velocity Formula In a perfectly inelastic collision, the two objects stick together and move as one unit after the collision. Therefore, the final velocities of the two objects are the same, v′1=v′2=v′ v 1 ′ = v 2 ′ = v ′ . Thus, m1v1+m2v2=(m1+m2)v′ m 1 v 1 + m 2 v 2 = ( m 1 + m 2 ) v ′ .

### How do you distinguish between elastic and inelastic collisions?

An elastic collision can be defined as a state where there is no net loss in kinetic energy in the system as the result of the collision. An inelastic collision can be defined as a type of collision where this is a loss of kinetic energy.

### How do you find out if a collision is elastic or inelastic?

If objects stick together, then a collision is perfectly inelastic. When objects don’t stick together, we can figure out the type of collision by finding the initial kinetic energy and comparing it with the final kinetic energy. If the kinetic energy is the same, then the collision is elastic.

**How do you know if a collision is elastic or inelastic?**

So recapping, for a collision to be elastic it’s not enough to just know it bounces. You have to see if the total initial kinetic energy is the same as the total final kinetic energy. If that’s the case, it’s an elastic collision, and if that’s not the case, it’s an inelastic collision.

**When two objects collide their momentum after the collision explained?**

The law of momentum conservation can be stated as follows. For a collision occurring between object 1 and object 2 in an isolated system, the total momentum of the two objects before the collision is equal to the total momentum of the two objects after the collision.

#### Does momentum decrease after a collision?

The total system momentum is the same before and after the collision. Thus, momentum is conserved and there is no net external impulse on the system.

#### Does a runaway baby carriage have momentum?

THE EQUATION SAYS THAT FORCE DEPENDS ON THE RATE OF CHANGE OF MOMENTUM. AN OBJECT WITH SMALL MASS AND MODERATE SPEED, LIKE A RUNAWAY BABY CARRIAGE, HAS ONLY MODERATE MOMENTUM.