LAb 8 - Lab 8 Objective: The objective of this lab is to...

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Lab 8 Objective: The objective of this lab is to investigate one dimension 2 body collisions in regards to conservation of energy and the momentum. Description: Two gliders lie on the horizontal air track. One is set at rest between the two motion sensors and the other one is used to collide with the other. The motion sensors will measure the initial and final velocities of the gliders. The second part of the experiment requires the gliders to stick to each other after the collision to measure the conservation of energy and momentum in an inelastic collision. Theory: This experiment relates to Newton’s 3 rd law of motion which states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The sum of all the internal forces will equal zero. This also means that the component of the momentum is the same before the collision as it is after the collision leading to the conservation of momentum in the system. There are two types of collisions, elastic and inelastic collisions. In elastic collisions the kinetic
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