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Unformatted text preview: collision along the x and yaxis. Procedure 1. Using the air puck table and two pucks, collect data (with the assistance of your instructor) that resembles the two collisions shown above. 2. By using as many spark holes and the corresponding frequency of the spark generator, calculate the speed of the pucks before and after the collisions. 3. Measure the mass of the pucks and the appropriate angles. 4. Using the equations obtained in the theory section calculate the momentum, kinetic energy, and V cm before and after the collisions. Analysis Questions 1. Was the momentum of the system conserved based on your experimental results? 2. Were the collisions elastic or inelastic? If inelastic what was the fractional loss of kinetic energy? Where did the energy go? 3. Which collision lost the most energy? Explain! 4. Was V cm constant before and after the collisions?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2011 for the course PHYS 4a taught by Professor Luna during the Spring '11 term at DeAnza College.
 Spring '11
 Luna
 Center Of Mass, Mass, Momentum

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