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written by Andrew Duffy
In this interactive simulation, users collide two balls traveling along a line to investigate whether momentum and kinetic energy are conserved in the collision. Values for mass, initial velocity, and elasticity can be controlled by sliders. Users must calculate and enter the momentum and kinetic energy of each ball after the collision. Answers may be checked for immediate feedback.

This applet was created with EJS, Easy Java Simulations, a modeling tool that allows users without formal programming experience to generate computer models and simulations.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Linear Momentum
= Collisions in One Dimension
= Conservation of Linear Momentum
- Motion in One Dimension
= Velocity
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- Laboratory
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application/java
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Free access
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder:
Andrew Duffy
Keywords:
collision, conservation, elastic, energy, kinetic, linear, mass, momentum, object, one dimensional collision, scalar, simulation, vector, velocity
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created September 1, 2009 by Elijah Lee
Record Updated:
October 11, 2010 by Cathy Ezrailson
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August 27, 2009
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A. Duffy, (2008), WWW Document, (http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter07/Collisions1D_v1.html).
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A. Duffy, Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Collisions in One Dimension (2008), <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter07/Collisions1D_v1.html>.
APA Format
Duffy, A. (2009, August 27). Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Collisions in One Dimension. Retrieved July 17, 2024, from http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter07/Collisions1D_v1.html
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Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Collisions in One Dimension. August 27, 2009. http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter07/Collisions1D_v1.html (accessed 17 July 2024).
MLA Format
Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Collisions in One Dimension. 2008. 27 Aug. 2009. 17 July 2024 <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter07/Collisions1D_v1.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Andrew Duffy", Title = {Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Collisions in One Dimension}, Volume = {2024}, Number = {17 July 2024}, Month = {August 27, 2009}, Year = {2008} }
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