Collisions in One Dimension Model Documents

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Main Document

One Dimensional Collision Model 

written by Andrew Duffy

The One Dimensional Collision model allows the user to collide two objects and investigate whether momentum and/or kinetic energy are conserved in the collision process. To keep things simple, we'll confine ourselves to collisions along a single line.  Special cases include the completely inelastic case, in which the objects stick together after the collision, as well as the completely elastic case, in which kinetic energy is conserved.

The One Dimensional Collision was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the ejs_bu_Collisions1D.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.

Last Modified June 11, 2014

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Supplemental Documents

One Dimensional Collision Model Source Code 

The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the One Dimensional Collision model.   Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS.

Published April 25, 2010
Last Modified June 11, 2014

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