inelastic collision
noun Date: 1937 a collision in which part of the kinetic energy of the colliding particles changes into another form of energy (as heat or radiation)

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  • inelastic collision — n. Physics a collision process whereby part of the total kinetic energy of the system is converted into a different form of energy, such as radiant energy …   English World dictionary

  • Inelastic collision — An inelastic collision is a collision in which kinetic energy is not conserved (see elastic collision).In collisions of macroscopic bodies, some kinetic energy is turned into vibrational energy of the atoms, causing a heating effect.The molecules …   Wikipedia

  • inelastic collision — noun physics : a collision in which part of the kinetic energy of the colliding particles changes into another kind of energy (as radiation) * * * Mech. a collision in which the total kinetic energy of the colliding bodies or particles is not the …   Useful english dictionary

  • inelastic collision — netamprusis susidūrimas statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. inelastic collision vok. nichtelastische Wechselwirkung, f rus. неупругое соударение, n pranc. collision non élastique, f …   Radioelektronikos terminų žodynas

  • inelastic collision — netamprusis susidūrimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. inelastic collision vok. inelastischer Stoß, m; unelastischer Stoß, m rus. неупругое столкновение, n pranc. collision inélastique, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • inelastic collision — Mech. a collision in which the total kinetic energy of the colliding bodies or particles is not the same after the collision as it was before (opposed to elastic collision). * * * …   Universalium

  • inelastic collision cross-section — netampriojo susidūrimo skerspjūvis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. inelastic collision cross section vok. unelastischer Stoßquerschnitt, m rus. сечение неупругого соударения, n; сечение неупругого столкновения, n pranc. section… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • deep inelastic collision — noun A high energy nuclear reaction in which two nuclei overlap and exchange energy and nucleons …   Wiktionary

  • Collision — For other uses, see Collision (disambiguation). A collision is an isolated event which two or more moving bodies (colliding bodies) exert forces on each other for a relatively short time. Although the most common colloquial use of the word… …   Wikipedia

  • inelastic scattering — noun physics : scattering of material particles due to collisions in which the total kinetic energy of the colliding particles increases or decreases * * * inelastic collision or inelastic scattering see under ↑collide • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

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