
#1
Apr204, 12:02 AM

P: 41

Hi, can someone please help me explain this problem,
If a ball that is made of clay is inelastic, how do I justify that using kinetic energy? If inelastic, where does the "lost" energy go in this case? THANKS! 



#2
Apr204, 12:09 AM

P: 991

"How do I justify that using kinetic energy?" That using kinetic energy does what?
In the case of clay balls, most of the lost energy goes into deforming the balls. cookiemonster 



#3
Apr204, 12:27 AM

P: 41

I wanted to say how to I justify that the clay ball is inelastic using kinetic energy?




#4
Apr204, 12:30 AM

P: 991

Help on elastic problem
An elastic collision is defined to be a collision in which kinetic energy is conserved.
An inelastic collision is defined to be a collision in which kinetic energy is not conserved. cookiemonster 



#5
Apr204, 12:38 AM

P: 41

thanks cookiemonster!



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