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I'm having trouble with AP physics B Could somone explain elastic collisions to me? I...

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Kaya Tetsu | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 27, 2008 at 10:27 AM via web

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I'm having trouble with AP physics B Could somone explain elastic collisions to me? I just can't seem to grasp the math.

AP, Physics B, Elastic, Collision, Momentum,Math, equation,2d, two-dimensional, momentum

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cylassie | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Honors

Posted October 22, 2008 at 10:48 AM (Answer #1)

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Cconservation of kinetic energy

Total KE before = Total KE after.

 Look at the link below for examples of equations.  The 'math' part is algebra.  With mass and velocity for each object you just group like terms to solve for a single unknown.

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