Help on elastic problem


by psruler
Tags: elastic
psruler
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#1
Apr2-04, 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!
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cookiemonster
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Apr2-04, 12:09 AM
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"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.

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Apr2-04, 12:27 AM
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I wanted to say how to I justify that the clay ball is inelastic using kinetic energy?

cookiemonster
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Apr2-04, 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.

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psruler
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Apr2-04, 12:38 AM
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thanks cookiemonster!


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