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Unformatted text preview: same situation we can use the following equation: m 1 v 1o 2 + m 2 v 2o 2 = m 1 v 1f 2 + m 2 v 2f 2 Again, we are usually given the masses and the initial velocities of the two colliding particles, so we are given m 1 , m 2 , v 1o and v 2o . If we use these equations together, we now have two equations and two unknowns: v 1f and v 2f . Such a situation is always soluble, and we can always find the final velocities of two particles in an elastic collision. This is a powerful use of both conservation laws we have seen so farthe two work wonderfully to predict the outcome of elastic collisions....
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course PHY PHY2053 taught by Professor Davidjudd during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
 Fall '10
 DavidJudd
 Physics, Energy, Kinetic Energy

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