Posted by **Emilio** on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 10:33pm.

A particle of mass m1, traveling at speed v0, collides head-on with a particle of mass m2 at rest. The collision is perfectly inelastic, i.e., the particles fuse together at the collision. Calculate the fraction of the initial kinetic energy dissipated in the collision. Assume the

collision is Newtonian, i.e., mass is conserved.

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**bobpursley**, Friday, April 8, 2011 at 10:38pm
find the resultant velocity with the conservation of momentum

m1*vo=(m1+m2)V

solve for V

determine finalKE, and initial KE, and the fracation.

the difference between final and initial KE is lost ke, the fraction would be that amount lost divided by initial

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**SOLOMON**, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 8:33am
KE=0.5MV

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