Lab #10 Collisions

# Lab #10 Collisions - 1 Yes because the system has a zero...

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Kevin Su Lab: Tuesday 8 – 10 Experiment 10: Collision Introduction In this experiment we would find the elastic and inelastic collision between the objects of the unequal mass. Procedure 1.) Weight the masses of both gliders and then record it 2.) Measure the widths of the flags of the two gliders 3.) Open Logger Pro software 4.) Turn on Air Supply for the air track 5.) Do a test run 6.) Repeat these steps with four masses moved to cart two Data Elastic V cart 1 V cart 2 Vo= 0.545 m/s Vo= 0 m/s Vf=0. 111 m/s Vf= 0.636 m/s Weight Switched    V cart 1 V cart 2 Vo=0.585 m/s Vo= 0 m/s Vf= 0.161 m/s Vf= 0.212 m/s Inelastic  Weights V cart 1 V cart 2 Vo= 0.430 m/s Vo= 0 m/s Vf= 0.267 m.s vf=0.294 m/s Data Analysis 1.) The momentum and the kinetic energy of the cars before and after are shown in the charts 2.) The initial and final momentum in Trial 3 was close 3.) Trial 1 and 2 had similar initials and final kinetic energy. Their was a lot of numbers off for trial 3 and 4

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Unformatted text preview: 1.) Yes, because the system has a zero total momentum. Also the kinetic energy is zero. You can use the formula of the momentum and kinetic energy and derived it 2.) No, because the kinetic energy is a scalar while the momentum is a vector 3.) The ball before falling the momentum is zero earth V earth= m ball V ball 4.) No, the close system of the maximum speed can only equal to 10 m/s. Everyday we see, two bodies that collide and the final velocity of the second body will be less than the first. 5.) The box will move in the direction of the nail puncture so when the box is punctured the air will be sucked in Conclusion In this lab I found out the difference the elastic collisions and inelastic collision. Elastic collision is when the collision of the particles in which the total kinetic energy of the particles is conserved. Inelastic collision is the collision between two particles in which kinetic energy transformed to anther type of energy...
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## This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course PHYSICS 1410 taught by Professor Falco during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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