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What is the name given to a collision where objects become tangled or stick together?



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Asked by Christyleeallen, Last updated: Feb 23, 2020

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tisaintmyemail

Tisaintmyemail

Answered Oct 14, 2017

A collision is considered inelastic as long as the coefficient of restitution, e, is smaller than 1 or as long as kinetic energy is lost in the collision.

For two objects to stick together after a collision, it should be called a "perfectly inelastic collision", where e=0.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jan 31, 2017

Inelastic
 

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