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I know there is a formula for perfectly elasic collisions where the objects collide and stick together moving off in the same direction. Is there a formula for inelastic collisions where one object collides and then penetrates the object but both objects move off in the same direction? For example if a bullets hits a penduluum that is at rest and then penetrates the penduluum causing it to move off in the same direction the bullet is going. Is there a way to figure out the speed of the pendulum immediately after the interaction with the bullet.
Re: Is there a formula for Inelastic Collisions where the objects do not stick?
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