Problem 1280. Elastic Collision 001: 1-D

Elastic Collision of two particles. wiki Elastic Collision

Solve Conservation of Momentum and Kinetic Energy Equations for a point elastic collision.


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Given [m1,u1,m2,u2] solve for v1 and v2 under ideal elastic collision conditions.

Input: [10, 1, 10, 0]

Output: [0 1] v1 and v2

Future: 2-D Elastic equal masses, 2-D Elastic equal masses with find contact, Relativistic Elastic, and 3-D Elastic Equal Masses

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43.9% Correct | 56.1% Incorrect
Last solution submitted on Mar 31, 2017

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