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In this PhET simulation students observe the conservation of momentum in elastic and inelastic linear collisions. Conservation or loss of energy is emphasized. Please note that I limit my instruction in first-year physics to linear collisions only, but the simulation handles 2D collisions just fine.
Materials needed: PhET website
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