In an Inelastic Collision, how can momentum be conserved but not kinetic energy?
Momentum and Kinetic Energy in an Inelastic Collision Watch
- Thread Starter
- 12-05-2016 10:58
- 12-05-2016 11:04
Energy is transformed into other forms such as heat and sound during an inelastic collision therefore there is a loss of overall KE. A perfectly elastic collision involves only KE and all of it is conserved, which is extremely rare. Momentum in a closed system is always conserved