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Secondary V • 11mo.

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What is the difference between an elastic and an unelastic collision?

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    Team Alloprof • 11mo.

    Good morning NaiveAbafar3712, 

    Thank you for your question. 

    An elastic collision is a collision in which two objects collide, and they both rebound and conserve their momentum and kinetic energy. 

    Capture d’écran, le 2021-10-09 à 11.07.34.png


    On the other hand, an inelastic collision is a collision in which two objects collide and remain together. 

    Capture d’écran, le 2021-10-09 à 11.07.41.png


    Hope that helps.

    Let us know if we can help you with anything else!


    Emilie