Complete inelastic collision

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Could be a stupid question. But in case of complete inelastic collision, when one particle is at rest and other one collides with it and both move together, I made calculations(pretty simple ones), the conservation of linear momentum and conservation of kinetic energy give different results.
Can anyone explain it?
 

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conservation of kinetic energy give different results
They should, kinetic energy is only conserved in elastic collisions.
 
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So, what happens to rest of the energy? Heat? Any law of thermodynamic?
 
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Depends on the collision. Heat, internal energy, sound, etc.
 
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I mean there's a precise amount of energy getting drained. It has to impact somewhere, like if in space, sound won't be a concern. If you can tell it more specifically. But thanks anyway, I got it. A burden out of my head.
 

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