Hi guys, I'm doing the Edexcel P3 exam soon and I'm stuck on a topic (btw I'm self-teaching) and it's the collisions section.
One of the specification points is:
"Analyse collisions in one dimension in terms of momentum and kinetic energy"
This has nothing to do with calculations, as that is a separate point on the specification, so can someone explain to me what this actually asks you to do? Analyse in what respect? I'm so confused
Thanks for the help.
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- Thread Starter
- 15-04-2013 22:28
- Study Helper
- 15-04-2013 22:43
What the topic deals with are linear collusions. These may be elastic, with no loss of kinetic energy or non elastic
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- 15-04-2013 22:49
It's basically looking at two objects colliding... Because it's one dimensional you'll only look at one axis, or direction of motion. So, that could be x,y or z axis. For simplicity, you'll just look at them in terms of "left and right" maybe "up and down".
Examples may include a ball bouncing off a wall, or off the ground. They may also include two bodies of varying mass colliding into each other and you'll have to work out their initial and final momentums.