elastic collision

elastic collision
noun
: a collision in which the total kinetic energy of the colliding pair remains unchanged and the total momentum is conserved although usually reapportioned between them

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Mech.
a collision in which the total kinetic energy of the colliding bodies or particles is the same after the collision as it was before (opposed to inelastic collision).
[1925-30]

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elastic collision
1. A collision in which both kinetic energy and momentum are conserved (physics)
2. A collision in which the bombarding particle does not excite or break up the struck nucleus, and is simply scattered, the process being termed elastic scattering (nuclear industry)
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Main Entry:collide
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elastic collision or elastic scattering see under ↑collide
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Main Entry:elastic

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elastic collision,
Physics. a collision between two particles in which their total kinetic energy after the collision is the same as before. The particles bounce off each other and no new particles are produced by the collision.

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