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Conservation of Momentum in Inelastic Collisions

  1. Oct 5, 2007 #1
    Can someone explain to me the vector nature of momentum in a case where two objects collide and stick together?
     
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  3. Oct 5, 2007 #2

    Doc Al

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    How about:
    [tex]m_1\vec{v}_1 + m_2\vec{v}_2 = (m_1 + m_2)\vec{v}_f[/tex]

    Read this: Inelastic Collisions
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2007
  4. Oct 5, 2007 #3
    Yes! I remember seeing that link once before. I was looking for it but couldn't find it. Thanks Doc Al. :)
     
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