Potential energy is energy attributed to an object by virtue of its position. When the position is changed, the total energy remains unchanged but is converted to a different type of energy, like kinetic energy. The frictionless roller coaster is a classic potential and kinetic energy example problem. The roller […]

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A collision is considered an inelastic collision when kinetic energy is lost during the collision. This inelastic collision example problem will show how to find the final velocity of a system and the amount of energy lost from the collision. Inelastic Collision Example Problem Question: A 3000 kg truck travelling […]

## Inelastic Collision Example Problem – Physics Homework Help

Elastic collisions are collisions between objects where both momentum and kinetic energy are conserved. This elastic collision example problem will show how to find the final velocities of two bodies after an elastic collision. This illustration shows a generic elastic collision between two masses A and B. The variables involved […]

## Elastic Collision Example Problem – Physics Example Problems

An elastic collision is a collision where total momentum and total kinetic energy is conserved. This illustration shows two objects A and B traveling towards each other. The mass of A is mA and the moving with velocity VAi. The second object has a mass of mB and velocity VBi. […]

## Elastic Collision of Two Masses – It Can Be Shown ...

Impulse and momentum are physical concepts that are easily seen from Newton’s Laws of Motion. Start with this equation of motion for constant acceleration. v = v0 + at where v = velocity v0 = initial velocity a = acceleration t = time If you rearrange the equation, you get […]

## Impulse and Momentum – Physics Example Problem

Lichtenberg figures are fern-like branching structures formed from an electrical discharge on or inside of an insulator. Like snowflakes, every Lichtenberg figure is unique – an intricate and beautiful natural work of art. Lichtenberg figures form naturally, sometimes in the skin of lightning strike victims, in lightning strikes into sand […]