# When Two Bodies Stick Together The Collision Is Said To Be?

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If two bodies stick together after collision and move as a single body, the collision is said to be

inelastic

.

## During which type of collision do the two objects stick together?

A perfectly inelastic collision

occurs when two objects collide and stick together. During this collision, momentum is conserved but mechanical energy is lost.

## What is a collision in which two particles move together after collision is called?

An elastic collision

is an encounter between two bodies in which the total kinetic energy of the two bodies remains the same. In an ideal, perfectly elastic collision, there is no net conversion of kinetic energy into other forms such as heat, noise, or potential energy.

## What are 3 types of collisions?

• perfectly elastic collision.
• inelastic collision.
• perfectly inelastic collision.

## What happens when two objects collide?

In a collision between two objects,

both objects experience forces that are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction

. Such forces often cause one object to speed up (gain momentum) and the other object to slow down (lose momentum).

## What are the two types of collision?

There are two types of collisions:

Inelastic collisions

: momentum is conserved, Elastic collisions: momentum is conserved and kinetic energy is conserved.

## How do you know if a collision is elastic?

When objects don’t stick together, we can figure out the type of collision by finding the initial kinetic energy and comparing it with the final kinetic energy.

If the kinetic energy is the same

, then the collision is elastic.

## Do objects stick together in an elastic collision?

When objects collide,

they can either stick together or bounce

off one another, remaining separate. … In an elastic collision, the objects separate after impact and don’t lose any of their kinetic energy. Kinetic energy is the energy of motion and is covered in detail elsewhere.

## How do you detect collisions?

One of the simpler forms of collision detection is between

two rectangles

that are axis aligned — meaning no rotation. The algorithm works by ensuring there is no gap between any of the 4 sides of the rectangles. Any gap means a collision does not exist.

## Can momentum be lost in a collision?

Momentum is conserved in the collision

. … Momentum is conserved for any interaction between two objects occurring in an isolated system. This conservation of momentum can be observed by a total system momentum analysis or by a momentum change analysis.

## Is kinetic energy conserved in an explosion?

Explosions occur when energy is transformed from one kind e.g. chemical potential energy to another e.g. heat energy or kinetic energy extremely quickly. So, like in inelastic collisions,

total kinetic energy is not conserved in explosions

. But total momentum is always conserved.

## What happens when two cars collide head on?

In a head-on collision, the sum of the automobile speeds does not equal the force of the impact on each vehicle. … Instead,

they share the combined “120-mph crash

.” And as their masses and speeds are the same, they share it equally: Each vehicle receives a 60-mph impact.

## What happens when two objects with the same momentum collide?

The law states that when two objects collide in a closed system, the

total momentum of the two objects

before the collision is the same as the total momentum of the two objects after the collision. The momentum of each object may change, but the total momentum must remain the same.

## Is motion possible when gravity is absent?

An object can now only be stored by attaching it somewhere, or better yet locking it up. … However, despite this irregularity in the physical behavior of freely moving objects caused by the absence of gravity, the manner

is actually not completely arbitrary

as to how these objects now come to rest.

## What happens when two billiard balls collide?

When two billiard balls collide the

collision is nearly elastic

. An elastic collision is one in which the kinetic energy of the system is conserved before and after impact. … For collisions between balls, momentum is always conserved (just like in any other collision).

## Which of the following is an example of elastic collision?

 Elastic Collision Inelastic Collision An example of this can be swinging balls or a spacecraft flying near a planet but not getting affected by its gravity in the end . An example of an inelastic collision can be the collision of two cars.
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