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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Descriptively, the device is the hallmark of the so called perfectly elastic collisions--given an encounter between two bodies, an elastic collision is said to take place when the ratio of relative speeds after and before the impact--coefficient of restitution -, equals 1.
The theory was based on assumption of absolutely elastic collision.
The predicted angular distribution for d-6C12 elastic collision at the energies 110, 120 and 170MeV is shown in Figs.
Precisely attributed to the speed of run-wagon minimize the value of the noise that arises during elastic collision bumper and eliminate the domino effect of collisions succession of cars and mechanical damage and financial losses associated with this phenomenon.
The energetic ion when traverse through the material medium it losses its energy either in displacing atoms (of the sample) by elastic collisions or ionizing the atoms by inelastic collision.
Furthermore, at these energies the particles will tend to move in straight lines as they lose energy until their energy becomes low enough for elastic collisions to cause them to deviate from straight line paths.
Particles can undergo partially elastic collisions with walls, and can be trapped or retained by certain surfaces.
Throughout this article I will consider elastic collisions between point particles which move in one and the same unidimensional space, the axis X.