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Newton's first law of motion Newton's second law of motion Newton's third law of motion
Linear momentum Example1 - Linear momentum Law of conservation of momentum
Elastic collisions Comparison between elastic and inelastic collisions Inelastic collision
Interaction between bodies
 

Inelastic collision

An inelastic collision is a ‘sticky’ collision.  In this case two objects collide and stick together.  Momentum is still conserved in this type of collision, but kinetic energy is not conserved. 

inelastic collisions

In the figure above the same two objects collide, but this time they stick together after the collision and come to a halt. Clearly in this diagram we can see that kinetic energy is not conserved but momentum is.

 
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