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Inelastic Collisions

Q. Suppose two asteroids strike head on. Asteroid A ( exttip{m_{ m A}}{m_A}8.1×1012 kg) has velocity 3.6 km/s before the collision, and asteroid B (ex...

Solved • Nov 12, 2018

Inelastic Collisions

Q. A 7600-kg boxcar traveling 15 m/s strikes a second car. The two stick together and move off with a speed of 6.6 m/s. What is the mass of the second...

Solved • Nov 12, 2018

Inelastic Collisions

Q. Most geologists believe that the dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago when a large comet or asteroid struck the earth, throwing up so much...

Solved • Nov 12, 2018

Inelastic Collisions

Q. A 10.0-g bullet is fired into a stationary block of wood having mass m = 5.00 kg. The bullet imbeds into the block. The speed of the bullet-plus-wo...

Solved • Oct 24, 2018

Inelastic Collisions

Q. If all three collisions in the figure are totally inelastic, which cause(s) the most damage (deformation of objects, thermal energy increase, etc.)...

Solved • May 16, 2017

Inelastic Collisions

Q. An important quantity to know during an inelastic is known as the  coefficient of restitution, which essentially measures how "ellastic" a collisio...

Solved • Feb 28, 2017

Inelastic Collisions

Q. A 5 kg mass moves with an initial speed of 1 m/s and collides with a 10 kg mass at rest. After the collision, the 5 kg mass is at rest and the 10 k...

Solved • Feb 28, 2017

Inelastic Collisions

Q. Blocks A and B are moving toward each other on a horizontal frictionless surface. Block A has mass 5.0 kg and is moving to the right with speed 8.0...

Solved • Jan 27, 2017