# What happens when two marbles collide?

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## What happens when two marbles collide?

When the marbles collide, Newton’s third law tells us that the force each exerts on the other is equal in strength and opposite in direction. Because the masses are the same, Newton’s second law tells us that the acceleration of the balls during the collision will also be equal and opposite.

## How does the size and weight of the marble affect momentum?

Describe From which marble to which marble was momentum moved? What if the larger marble hits a smaller marble that is not moving? Both marbles will move in the same direction. But the marble with the smaller mass always moves faster than the marble with the greater mass.

## Is kinetic energy conserved in an elastic collision?

An elastic collision is a collision in which there is no net loss in kinetic energy in the system as a result of the collision. Both momentum and kinetic energy are conserved quantities in elastic collisions.

## In which type of collision are both momentum and kinetic energy conserved?

Elastic collisions are collisions in which both momentum and kinetic energy are conserved. The total system kinetic energy before the collision equals the total system kinetic energy after the collision.

## What happens right after the two objects collide?

In a collision between two objects, both objects experience forces that are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction. Such forces often cause one object to speed up (gain momentum) and the other object to slow down (lose momentum).

## What happens when two objects collide at the same speed?

Two objects that have equal masses head toward each other at equal speeds and then stick together. The two objects come to rest after sticking together, conserving momentum but not kinetic energy after they collide. Some of the energy of motion gets converted to thermal energy, or heat.

## Is momentum conserved in a marble collision?

In a collision, according to Newton’s third law of motion, momentum is conserved. That means what goes in, has to come out. That is why when you hit one marble into the stack, only one moves out. Momentum is kept the same.

## Which of the two marbles has a greater momentum?

Momentum is a product of mass and velocity, so if both marbles have equal masses, whichever has a greater velocity will have a greater momentum.

## Does heavier mass have more momentum?

The momentum of an object varies directly with the speed of the object. Two objects of different mass are moving at the same speed; the more massive object will have the greatest momentum. A less massive object can never have more momentum than a more massive object.

## What are the 2 types of collision?

- Inelastic collisions: momentum is conserved,
- Elastic collisions: momentum is conserved and kinetic energy is conserved.

## What are the 4 types of collisions?

- Elastic collisions: both momentum as well as kinetic energy are conserved.
- Inelastic collisions: only momentum is conserved.
- Perfectly inelastic collisions: The kinetic energy is lost, resulting in the colliding objects to stick to one another after the collision.
- Head-on collision and oblique collision.

## What is the symbol for momentum?

Momentum | |
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Common symbols | p, p |

SI unit | kg⋅m/s |

Other units | slug⋅ft/s |

Conserved? | Yes |

## What is the collision between the marble balls?

Momentum is conserved in the collision. The masses are the same and so the horizontal speed of the first marble before the collision is the same as the horizontal speed of the second one after collision. You can also try collisions between marbles of different masses, or a marble and a steel ball bearing.

## When two balls collide?

Two objects that have equal masses head toward each other at equal speeds and then stick together. The two objects come to rest after sticking together, conserving momentum but not kinetic energy after they collide. Some of the energy of motion gets converted to thermal energy, or heat.

## What happened when the last marble collided with the next marble?

Answer and Explanation: When one marble hit another marble then due to the conservation of the momentum the energy from the one marble is transferred into another marble. Again the law of conservation applied between the second marble to the third marble and the third marble to its next.

## What is the rule of marbles?

Players take turns with their “shooters” (larger marbles) trying to knock one or more of the mibs out of the ring. They must shoot from outside the ring (hands and all body parts must be outside), but can shoot from anywhere outside the ring.