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Name: Collisions of Point Masses in Two Dimensions
ID: m42165
Language: English (en)
Summary:
  • Discuss two dimensional collisions as an extension of one dimensional analysis.
  • Define point masses.
  • Derive an expression for conservation of momentum along x-axis and y-axis.
  • Describe elastic collisions of two objects with equal mass.
  • Determine the magnitude and direction of the final velocity given initial velocity, and scattering angle.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: Angular momentum, Momentum, Point masses, Rotation, Two-dimensional collisions
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (info@openstaxcollege.org)
Copyright Holders: Rice University (daniel@openstaxcollege.org)
Maintainers: OpenStax College (info@openstaxcollege.org), OSC Physics Maintainer (info@openstaxcollege.org)

Latest version: 1.5 (history)
First publication date: Dec 21, 2011 1:36 pm -0600
Last revision to module: Sep 9, 2013 9:12 am -0500

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Version: 1.5 Sep 9, 2013 9:12 am -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.4 Jun 13, 2012 2:34 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.3 Jun 13, 2012 1:44 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.2 Jun 13, 2012 9:48 am -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.1 Dec 28, 2011 2:38 pm -0600 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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