Air Table - Collisions Of Pucks

Purpose

To qualitatively demonstrate elastic and inelastic two-dimensional collisions.

Equipment

Air table, pucks, velcro collars.

Images

c7-42

Description

Two or more pucks can be used to demonstrate elastic collisions. Use velcro collars on pucks to produce perfectly inelastic collisions. Several masses of pucks are available.

References

PIRA 1N40.20, 21, and 22)