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# Inelastic Collisions

## Collisions between objects in which kinetic energy is used to generate heat or change the colliding objects.

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## Inelastic Collisions

Students will learn how to solve problems involving inelastic collisions.

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• Interactive Simulations

## Bumper Cars

This sim explains the concept of 'Elastic and Inelastic collision' using two bumper cars.

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• Simulation

## Car Collision

Explore how velocity, energy and momentum change during simulated car collisions.

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• Simulation

## Collision Lab

Demonstrates principles of collisions in both 1D and 2D.

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• PLIX

## Law of Conservation of Momentum

Inelastic Collisions Interactive

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• Video

## Newton's Cradle Part I: Demonstration

Illustrates how a Newton's cradle functions and poses the question of why it works in this manner

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• Video

## Newton's Cradle Part II: Explanation

Explains the physics behind a Newton's cradle collision.

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• Practice
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## Inelastic Collisions Quiz - PPB

Calculations involving total momentum of a system before and after an inelastic collision.

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• Critical Thinking

## Inelastic Collisions Discussion Questions

A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Inelastic Collisions.

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• Study Guide