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    Inelastic Collision and kinetic energy?

    Well, the KE isn't conserved since it's lost to heat... but momentum has to be conserved, but I don't see how the equation for that would lead to KE if I just figure out the mass and velocity changes. If they were the same, but double the mass in the second case... velocity would have to...
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    Inelastic Collision and kinetic energy?

    Homework Statement A piece of taffy slams into and sticks to another identical piece of taffy that is at rest. The momentum of the two pieces stuck together after the collision is the same as it was before the collision, but this is not true of the kinetic energy, which is partly turned into...
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    Converting m/s to N?

    Homework Statement I'm charting vectors graphically and am given: 15m/s at 20 degrees + 6m/s at 90 degrees + 8 m/s at -135degrees. Do I have to convert the m/s into Newtons before graphing? Also, which direction would that -135degrees be in if you start at a point? I have no idea what the...