Two cars each of mass 1410 kg traveling at 91 km/h in opposite directions collide head-on and come to a disastrous halt; see Figure P.38. Assume that the surrounding air and ground temperature remains fixed at 18°C. Calculate the total entropy change of the cars and environment system that results from the collision.
The Attempt at a Solution
I understand how to do most problems involving gases or mixing liquids or engines etc. which involve usually microscopic untangible processes but I'm not sure what to make of this. As soon I see collision I think momentum but I don't know where to begin to relate collisions to the formulas and equations in my textbook which deal with volumes, pressures, and mols to this. any hint as a jumpstart would be appreciated! thank you