Title

Matrix analysis of classical elastic collisions

Abstract

The velocities of two bodies before and after an elastic collision can be related by a matrix transformation in one and two dimensions. We demonstrate a very simple relation between the one-and two-dimensional collision matrices.

Department(s)

Physics, Astronomy, and Materials Science

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1119/1.2742395

Publication Date

8-1-2007

Journal Title

American Journal of Physics

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