The momentum of a moving object:
Conservation of momentum:
The objects stick and move together after the collision such that v1 = v2.
Let two objects of equal mass m collide. Object 1 has initial velocity v, directed to the right, and object 2 is initially stationary.
Now suppose that the collision is perfectly inelastic. What are the velocities v1 and v2 of the two objects after collision?
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