# INelastic collisions

I don't understand how momentum is conserved during inelastic collision.....plz help me out with some relevant and practical examples...........thanks

yes , momentum is conserved but energy is not during inelastic collision (if there is no friction in the system )
suppose a car hits a garbage can and then they both continue going on with a same speed ... you can just google search for lots of examples with mathematical explanations

HAMZASHABIR
yes , momentum is conserved but energy is not during inelastic collision (if there is no friction in the system )
suppose a car hits a garbage can and then they both continue going on with a same speed ... you can just google search for lots of examples with mathematical explanations
yes , momentum is conserved but energy is not during inelastic collision (if there is no friction in the system )
suppose a car hits a garbage can and then they both continue going on with a same speed ... you can just google search for lots of examples with mathematical explanations
thanks

ShayanJ
Gold Member
yes , momentum is conserved but energy is not during inelastic collision (if there is no friction in the system )
Both energy and momentum are conserved in any kind of collision. Its just that in inelastic collisions, kinetic energy is not conserved.

Both energy and momentum are conserved in any kind of collision. Its just that in inelastic collisions, kinetic energy is not conserved.
yes .. that's what i meant to say .. it's a part of the kinetic energy that transforms into another form of energy during inelastic collisions ....