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What is the equation for completely inelastic collisions?
A completely inelastic collision is a type of collision in which two objects stick together after impact and move together as one mass. This means that the kinetic energy before and after the collision is not conserved.
In a completely inelastic collision, the total momentum of the system is conserved, meaning that the sum of the initial momenta of the objects is equal to the sum of the final momenta of the objects. However, the individual momenta of the objects may change.
One example of a completely inelastic collision is when a baseball hits and sticks to a catcher's mitt. The two objects (baseball and mitt) become one mass and move together after impact.
In a completely inelastic collision, some or all of the kinetic energy is converted into other forms of energy, such as heat, sound, or deformation of the objects involved. This means that the total kinetic energy before the collision is not equal to the total kinetic energy after the collision.
The coefficient of restitution, which measures the elasticity of a collision, is 0 for a completely inelastic collision. This means that the objects involved in the collision do not bounce off each other and instead stick together after impact.