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Kinetic energy conservation

  1. Feb 11, 2004 #1
    Why is kinetic energy conserved in an inelastic collision?




    (Dianalynn)
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 11, 2004 #2
    It isn't. ENERGY is conserved, but some of the original kinetic is converted to other forms such as heat, sound, and elastic energy.
     
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