Student notes: 2.4 Collisions

IB Physics: Student notes: 2.4 Collisions

A collision is an interaction between two particles or bodies where there is an exchange of energy and momentum.If there is no mechanical (kinetic and potential) energy lost from the system then kinetic energy is conserved. This is the case when electrons collide since they have no internal structure and, hence, no means of gaining internal energy. Balls are made of atoms which are disturbed during the collision. This...

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