Visualising collisions with distance-time graphs

This visualisation gives the distance-time diagram showing all the collisions that happen between a system of three particles (colliding directly on a smooth surface, with coefficient of restitution 1). Initially two of the particles are at rest, and the third is projected toward the others. You can alter the masses of the objects, their initial positions, and the initial speed of the moving particle.

 

Jon Ingram

 
Resource Type
Activity
Tags
collisions  graph  mechanics 
Target Group (Age)
19+
Language
English (United Kingdom)
 
 
GeoGebra version
4.4
Views
1868
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