Energy and Momentum Conservation Level 2 (Elastic Collision)
You will be presented with two Vernier Dynamics carts, Cart 1 is at rest and Cart 2 will be moving to the right. The carts will have a totally elastic interaction. Your job is to predict the velocities of each of the carts after the collision.
When you are ready to start the problem, click on the Begin button and when you have finished collecting data hit End to submit your results.
Find the speeds of both carts following their collisions. The carts interact elastically so no KE is lost during the collision. The mass of the carts themselves, without the masses on top of them, is 500 grams.
When you are ready to submit your predictions, click on the end button.
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Don't Enter Units but PUT A NEGATIVE IF YOUR PREDICTION SHOWS YOUR CART IS MOVING TO THE LEFT
After you type in your answers, click on the left most car to start your system in motion.
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