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written by Walter Fendt
This applet demonstrates Elastic and Inelastic collision. Two wagons undergo a collision that is either totally elastic or totally inelastic. The mass and initial velocity of the carts can be set by the user. The applet illustrates the velocities, the momenta or the kinetic energies of the wagons.

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Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.4.2 of Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Linear Momentum
- Work and Energy
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
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application/java
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© 2000 Walter Fendt
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Keywords:
Conservation of Momentum, elastic collision, inelastic collision
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created July 19, 2006 by swapna gurumani
Record Updated:
September 8, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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when Cataloged:
January 18, 2003
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This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.


Topic: Impulse and Momentum
Unit Title: Teaching about Impulse and Momentum

This applet features two wagons which can undergo a collision that is either totally elastic or totally inelastic. The simulation is complex enough to allow users to set mass and initial velocity, but simple enough to promote student understanding of physical interactions in colliding systems.

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AIP Format
W. Fendt, (2000), WWW Document, (http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/collision.htm).
AJP/PRST-PER
W. Fendt, Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Elastic and Inelastic Collision, (2000), <http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/collision.htm>.
APA Format
Fendt, W. (2003, January 18). Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Elastic and Inelastic Collision. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/collision.htm
Chicago Format
Fendt, Walter. Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Elastic and Inelastic Collision. January 18, 2003. http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/collision.htm (accessed 20 October 2014).
MLA Format
Fendt, Walter. Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Elastic and Inelastic Collision. 2000. 18 Jan. 2003. 20 Oct. 2014 <http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/collision.htm>.
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@misc{ Author = "Walter Fendt", Title = {Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Elastic and Inelastic Collision}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {20 October 2014}, Month = {January 18, 2003}, Year = {2000} }
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