This worksheet helps students work with inelastic collisions. The student is asked to draw a "before" picture and an "after" picture of two inelastic collisions and to solve the problems numerically. Then, the student is asked to determine the type of collision (elastic, inelastic, or perfectly inelastic) based off of given masses and velocities.
This is appropriate for a high school physics course. I usually use it as either an in-class activity or as homework soon after I complete the "inelastic collision" lab involving two carts on a track. It could also be used as a review of the concept of inelastic collisions for an AP Physics course.
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