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Elastic and Inelastic Collisions

A series of high school Physics lectures. Elastic and Inelastic Collisions in one and two dimensions.

Elastic Collisions in One Dimension
Conservation of momentum and the coefficient of restitution are used to solve a one-dimensional elastic collision problem.
Inelastic Collisions in One Dimension
Momentum will be conserved in this collision and kinetic energy will not

Collisions in Two Dimensions
Momentum and kinetic energy are conserved in this totally elastic collision.


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