Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-134-98855-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-13498-855-9

Chapter 9 - For Thought and Discussion - Page 163: 9


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In elastic collisions, no kinetic energy will be lost, so the satellites will go in the opposite direction they were going with the same velocity. With an inelastic collision, however, kinetic energy is lost, so depending on how much energy is lost, the satellites could go nowhere, or they could go in all directions.
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