Collisions are ubiquitous in nature. They occur at microscopic levels between elementary particles as well as at grander scales when galaxies collide, merge and scatter. In all such processes, the linear momentum of the complete system is always conserved. In this experiment, we will study the collision of two pucks on a carrom board using video motion analysis. We will show that the law of conservation of momentum holds in random 2-D collisions and determine the type of collision through quantitative analysis.
|Software Code||Code package for observing collisions in 2D.|
|Sample Results||Identifying the frame of collision.Zooming in on the region of interest.Determining the angles of velocities.Speeds of the extracted paths.|
|Version||7 June 2014, version 1|
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