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SPH4U02-D COLLISIONS LAB

PURPOSETo determine if momentum and kinetic energy are conserved during elastic and inelastic collisions.

PROCEDURE AND CALCULATIONS

1.Run both the elastic and inelastic collision simulations and record the data as instructed by the teacher (you will do an import). You will need to base your calculations on the data before and after the collision. Do not use data in the middle because it is not clear exactly when the collision occurs. The software measures time every 0.050 s. Be sure to record the masses. 2.Plot a x-y position graph for both collisions (use a scatter plot with no lines) on a full piece of graph paper. (THAT'S TWO SEPARATE GRAPHS) 3.Using either the data or graphs, determine the x and y components of velocity and momentum. Also calculate the resultant velocities of the pucks. 4.Determine whether momentum is conserved.

5.Determine whether kinetic energy is conserved.
6.Setup a data table to include all the information you collected.

SPH4U02-D COLLISIONS LAB

PURPOSETo determine if momentum and kinetic energy are conserved during elastic and inelastic collisions.

PROCEDURE AND CALCULATIONS

1.Run both the elastic and inelastic collision simulations and record the data as instructed by the teacher (you will do an import). You will need to base your calculations on the data before and after the collision. Do not use data in the middle because it is not clear exactly when the collision occurs. The software measures time every 0.050 s. Be sure to record the masses. 2.Plot a x-y position graph for both collisions (use a scatter plot with no lines) on a full piece of graph paper. (THAT'S TWO SEPARATE GRAPHS) 3.Using either the data or graphs, determine the x and y components of velocity and momentum. Also calculate the resultant velocities of the pucks. 4.Determine whether momentum is conserved.

5.Determine whether kinetic energy is conserved.
6.Setup a data table to include...