In a collision between three identical steel balls A B C
A comes to rest and B remains stationary, while C rolls off.
In terms of the Forces acting, explain how Ball A came to rest and why Ball B remained stationary.
The Attempt at a Solution
Well what I know here is that Ball A experiences the downward pull of gravity and also friction upon collision? Maybe that is why it stops.
I know that momentum is conseved and transfers through ball B but I can't think of the ''Forces acting here''
I do have the general idea of whats going on and that this collision is a good representation of an elastic collision where momentum and kinetic energy are conserved.
How can I represent this answer in a concise way without getting too complicated? Just the fundamental reasons