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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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- Spring '08