Two identical objects, each moving at 1m/s but in oposite directions collide partially inelastically in one dimension. Assume the final total kinetic energy is half the intial total value. Calculate the final speed of each object
This is my main problem. My book is written by my teacher and meant to compliment his notes, and i missed two days of class because of illness. There is actually NOTHING in the book about partially inelastic collisions, only completely inelastic collisions. If its possible that the completely inelastic equation must be modified it is:
v' = (m1v1) + (m2v2)/(Total Mass)
The Attempt at a Solution
Dont even know where to begin...