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The Conservation of Momentum in 1-D Calculator will calculate:

- Final velocity of the second object in an elastic collision when masses, initial velocities and final velocity of the first object are given
- Final velocity of a system in an inelastic collision when masses and initial velocities of the objects involved are given
- Final velocity of the second piece after an explosion when mass and initial velocity of the original object as well as mass of the first piece and its velocity after the explosion are given

The final velocity of the second object in an elastic collision is |

The final velocity of a system in an inelastic collision is |

The final velocity of the second piece after an explosion is |

Final velocity of the second object in an elastic collision calculation |
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v⃗_{2} = m_{1} × v⃗_{01} + m_{2} × v⃗_{02} - m_{1} × v⃗_{1}/m_{2}v ⃗_{2} = × + × - × /v ⃗_{2} = /v ⃗_{2} = |

Final velocity of a system in an inelastic collision calculation |

v⃗ = m_{1} × v⃗_{01} + m_{2} × v⃗_{02}/m_{1} + m_{2}v ⃗ = × + × / + v ⃗ = /v ⃗ = |

Final velocity of the second piece after an explosion calculation |

v⃗_{2(e)} = M × v⃗_{0} - m_{1} × v⃗_{1(e)}/m_{2}v ⃗_{2(e)} = × - × /v ⃗_{2(e)} = /v ⃗_{2(e)} = |

Input Values |

Mass of the first object (m_{1}) kg |

Mass of the second object (m_{2}) kg |

Mass of the original object before explosion (M) kg |

Initial velocity of the first object (v⃗_{01}) m/s |

Initial velocity of the second object (v⃗_{02}) m/s |

Initial velocity of system before explosion (v⃗_{0}) m/s |

Final velocity of the first object after an elastic collision or explosion (v⃗_{1(e)}) m/s |

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Each calculation of the associated formulas in the Conservation of Momentum in 1-D Calculator is applicable to the specific situation defined, ensure you pay close attention to the values you enter into the Conservation of Momentum in 1-D Calculator.

Masses, initial velocities and final velocity of the first object are required to complete this calculation

v*⃗*_{2} = *m*_{1} × v*⃗*_{01} + m_{2} × v*⃗*_{02} - m_{1} × v*⃗*_{1}*/**m*_{2}

Masses and initial velocities of the objects involved are required to complete this calculation

v*⃗* = *m*_{1} × v*⃗*_{01} + m_{2} × v*⃗*_{02}*/**m*_{1} + m_{2}

The mass and initial velocity of the original object as well as the mass of the first piece and its velocity after the explosion are required to complete this calculation

v*⃗*_{2(e)} = *M × v**⃗*_{0} - m_{1} × v*⃗*_{1(e)}*/**m*_{2}

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