inelastic collision


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inelastic collision

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A collision between bodies in which part of their kinetic energy is transformed to another form of energy, tending to result in the slowing or joining together of the bodies.
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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.
The theoretical analysis [6], which was based on the interpretations from super K data that the neutrino oscillations between flavors could only occur if the neutrino had a rest mass, was cast in terms of a net transfer of linear momentum, but since it is now known that the neutrino always possesses left-handed helicity, and since it is reported that upon inelastic collision between a neutrino at v ~ c, and a proton or a neutron, the flavor of the neutrino has a very high probability to change--thus the spin magnetic moment property of the particle changes--the analysis is broadened herein to include total angular momentum.
The topics include physics and measurement, inertia and Newton's second and third laws, blocks in trains and in contact, non-uniform circular motion, the work-energy theorem, systems of particles and center of mass, completely inelastic collisions, moments of inertia theorems, angular momentum, and gravitational effects and dynamics.
In inelastic collisions, like most completed tackle events, the sum kinetic energy of the ball-carrier and tackler before the tackle is equal to the total kinetic energy after the tackle (when the ball-carrier and tackler are in full contact, and have become one system).