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Elastic Collisions

Collisions between objects in which total kinetic energy remains the same.

Levels are CK-12's student achievement levels.
Basic Students matched to this level have a partial mastery of prerequisite knowledge and skills fundamental for proficient work.
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Elastic Collisions

Students will learn how to solve problems involving elastic 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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• Interactive Simulations

Collisions

Uncover the law of conservation of momentum by examining a variety of bumper 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

Elastic Collisions Interactive

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• Video

Collisions and Momentum Conservation

Explains the conservation of momentum and how it applies to collisions. Provides examples of inelastic and elastic collisions.

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• Video

Elastic Collisions

Learn to solve an example problem involving potential elastic collision.

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• Practice
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Elastic Collisions Quiz - PPB

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

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• Critical Thinking

Elastic Collisions Discussion Questions

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

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• Study Guide