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Physics Honors/AP 1 and 2

Chapter 7: 5-10 Homework Assignment

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Physics 7: 5-10 Elastic and Inelastic Collisions


Reading Preparation

Text Reading: Giancoli, Physics - Principles with Applications, Chapter 7: 5-10

Study Points

Key Equations

  • Velocities in elastic collisions v A     v B   =   (   v ' A     v ' b )   =   v ' B      v ' A  
  • Velocities in inelastic collisions v   =   m   +   M m   v '
  • Center of Mass x CM   =   m A x A   + m B x B + m C x c ....   m A   +   m B + m C ....  

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: Collisions in One Dimension

Study Activity

Use the Collision Carts Simulation to explore elastic and inelastic collisions. Try to complete Exercises 1 and 2.

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Chat Preparation Activities

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

If you want lab credit for this course, you must complete at least 12 labs (honors course) or 18 labs (AP students). One or more lab exercises are posted for each chapter as part of the homework assignment. We will be reviewing lab work at regular intervals, so do not get behind!