Perfectly Inelastic 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 perfectly inelastic interaction. Your job is to predict the amount of KE lost in 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.
You need to find the amount of KE lost in the collision that will occur when the two carts shown below interact in a perfectly inelastic manner. 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.
Enter Your Answers Below
Don't Enter Units and Don't put in a Negative Sign. I just want the magnitude of the energy lost.
After you type in your answers, click on the left most car to start your system in motion.
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