Linear momentum

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it is possible to predict the subsequence motion of two point mass after a linear collision, given ONLY their mass and velocity before the collision?
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Think about a billiards game. Would this be possible if your premise were true?
 
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if you mean snooker, yes, it's possible to predict, based on the assumption that no energy is lost and the balls are of the same mass. (assume correct, is it?)
but u dont know the energy 'status' of the system after the collision, how do u predict?
 
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