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Problem: Consider the following scenario: Two equally massed objects with equal initial velocities collide with each other. Explain what would happen and why. Discuss inelastic and elastic cases. (2-3 sentences each)

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The possible outcome would be elastic or inelastic collisions.

For the elastic case:

Let the mass of the objects be m, the velocity before collision be v1, and the velocity after the collision be v2 + v3 for both the objects.

From the conservation of linear momentum, we have: P0 = Pf

mv1 - mv1 = mv2 + mv3. Therefore, v2 = -v3

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Consider the following scenario: Two equally massed objects with equal initial velocities collide with each other. Explain what would happen and why. Discuss inelastic and elastic cases. (2-3 sentences each)

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