Collisions

Inelastic collision


In this simulation, the two balls remain together after the collision. You can change the mass and velocity of the balls. See what happens to the energy and the amount of motion (momentum) before and after the collision.

Elastic collision


In this simulation, the two balls have an elastic collision. You can change the mass and velocity of the balls. See what happens to the energy and the amount of motion (momentum) before and after the collision.

Explosion


In this simulation, the two balls separate simulating an explosion. You can change the mass of the balls and the amount of energy supplied. See what happens to the energy and the amount of motion (momentum) before and after the explosion.

Curling stones


Collision Lab


Investigate a simple 1D collision and more complex 2D collisions. Experiment with the number of balls, their masses and their initial conditions. Vary the elasticity and observe how the total momentum and kinetic energy change during collisions.
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General Physics
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