What is an elastic collision?

1 Answer
Jun 4, 2018


Elastic collision is the collision where there occurs no loss in net kinetic energy as the result of collision.


Total Kinetic energy before the collision= Total kinetic energy after the collision

For example,

Bouncing back of a ball from the floor is an example of elastic collision.

Some other examples are:-
#=>#collision between atoms
#=>#collision of billiard balls
#=>#balls in the Newton's cradle... etc.