Ch 8: Elastic & Inelastic Collisions

About This Chapter

If you need to review elastic and inelastic collisions for an upcoming science exam or assignment, check out this helpful online study resource. The chapter's lessons and quizzes are available to study whenever you have free time in your schedule.

Elastic & Inelastic Collisions - Chapter Summary

Take a look at this chapter's lessons to refresh your basic understanding of elastic and inelastic collisions. Taught by expert science instructors, this chapter breaks down the differences between these collision types, as well as the concept of common final velocity. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Differentiate between elastic and inelastic collisions
  • Explain elastic/inelastic collision principles
  • Analyze examples of elastic and inelastic collisions
  • Evaluate one-dimensional elastic collisions
  • Discuss common final velocity in an inelastic collision

These lessons are designed to be concise and simple so you can quickly move through the chapter and remember key collision terms. Our instructors are happy to answer any questions you may have about the material, and we've included plenty of self-assessment quizzes throughout the chapter. You can also use any computer or mobile device to access these resources.

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