If all three collisions in the figure are totally inelastic, which cause(s) the most damage (deformation of objects, thermal energy increase, etc.)? Assume that the wall is stationary and the car is completely stopped by it in the first diagram.
1. I, III
3. all three
4. I, II
5. II, III
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