Elastic Collisions with Air Carts
identical air track carts are fitted with loops made of clock spring steel so
that they can collide elastically. One or both of the carts are given an initial
velocity towards the other cart. Since the carts are identical, they have the
same mass. Weights can be added to one or both carts to change the results of
of the carts on an air track.
moving after collision.
of original cart and weighted cart, which has twice the mass of the original
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