INelastic collisions

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

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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
 
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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
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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.
 
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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 ....
 

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