# Does the total momentum of the carts change in the elastic collision experiments refer to your data?

## Does the total momentum of the carts change in the elastic collision experiments refer to your data?

Does the total momentum of the carts change in the elastic collision experiments? Refer to your data. An elastic collision is a collision where there is no net loss in kinetic energy during a crash. The total momentum did not change because it is the same between the two carts before and after the collision.

### What happens to the carts during the inelastic collision?

Any collision in which kinetic energy is lost is inelastic. Both carts come towards each other in a head-on collision. If both carts have the same masses and speeds then they will both come to rest after they hit the Velcro pads. This collision is completely inelastic: all the kinetic energy disappears.

What is the formula for inelastic collisions?

Inelastic Collision Formula V= Final velocity M1= mass of the first object in kgs M2= mas of the second object in kgs V1= initial velocity of the first object in m/s V2= initial velocity of the second object in m/s

What is the difference between elastic and inelastic physics?

Similar in meaning to the expansion of a rubber band, elastic refers to changes in demand/supply that can occur with the slightest price change and inelastic is when the demand/supply does not change even when prices change. The two concepts are rather simple and easy to understand.

## What is an example of perfectly inelastic collision?

Ballistic Pendulum. Another common example of a perfectly inelastic collision is known as the “ballistic pendulum,” where you suspend an object such as a wooden block from a rope to be a target.

### What is conserved in an inelastic collision?

An inelastic collisions occurs when two objects collide and do not bounce away from each other. Momentum is conserved, because the total momentum of both objects before and after the collision is the same. However, kinetic energy is not conserved. In an elastic collision, both momentum and kinetic energy are conserved.