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published by the University of New South Wales
written by Joe Wolfe
This web page provides a detailed analysis of two inelastic collision problems: the breaking brick and the ballistic pendulum.  It includes topics such as kinetic energy, conservation of momentum, conservation of mechanical energy, and compression.  Still images and diagrams are integrated with text to promote understanding of important concepts.  

This tutorial is part of the PhysClip collection of web-based resources on introductory mechanics, electricity, and magnetism.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Linear Momentum
= Collisions in One Dimension
= Collisions in Two Dimensions
Waves and Pendula
- Oscillations
= Pendula
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Simulation
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Illustration
= Image/Image Set
= Movie/Animation
= Photograph
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- text/html
- image/gif
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2006 School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Australia
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Australia License.
Keywords: compression, conservation of mechanical energy, conservation of momentum, kinetic energy, multimedia, pendulum, spring
Record Cloner: Metadata instance created March 12, 2009 by Alea Smith
Record Updated: May 28, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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AIP Format
J. Wolfe, (University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2006), WWW Document, (http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/smashing-bricks.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
J. Wolfe, Physclips: Smashing Bricks and the Ballistic Pendulum (University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2006), <http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/smashing-bricks.html>.
APA Format
Wolfe, J. (2008, February 5). Physclips: Smashing Bricks and the Ballistic Pendulum. Retrieved July 23, 2014, from University of New South Wales: http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/smashing-bricks.html
Chicago Format
Wolfe, Joe. Physclips: Smashing Bricks and the Ballistic Pendulum. Sydney: University of New South Wales, February 5, 2008. http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/smashing-bricks.html (accessed 23 July 2014).
MLA Format
Wolfe, Joe. Physclips: Smashing Bricks and the Ballistic Pendulum. Sydney: University of New South Wales, 2006. 5 Feb. 2008. 23 July 2014 <http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/smashing-bricks.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Joe Wolfe", Title = {Physclips: Smashing Bricks and the Ballistic Pendulum}, Publisher = {University of New South Wales}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {23 July 2014}, Month = {February 5, 2008}, Year = {2006} }
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