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WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Collision Carts on a Frictionles Track

PIRA 1N30.30

Image:

Photo of Demo

Description:

Two carts on a track can be made to collide elastically (without sticking) and inelastically (sticking). Due to the conservation of linear momentum, carts that collide will have the same total momentum after the collision as before.

Recipe and
Location:

Collision Carts
Dynamics Track
Cart Masses

Video:

MPG Video:

None

Real Video:

None

Notes:

None at this time.

 

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