elastic collision

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elastic collision

n.
A collision between bodies in which the total kinetic energy of the bodies is conserved.
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where k is coefficient of collision (impact), within the interval from k = 0 for ideal plastic collision to k = 1 for ideal elastic collision (impact), and n is the number of impacts until the system is returned into the equilibrium position.