Thermodynamics and Energy

   

The Conservation of Kinetic Energy in Elastic Collisions

Authors: Guido F. Nelissen

The 'conservation of energy' is a postulated law that implies the transformation of different forms of 'energy' into one another, while the total amount of 'energy' remains constant. In this paper I demonstrate that the conservation of 'kinetic energy' in perfectly elastic collisions, as well in its macroscopic form as 'kinetic energy of bulk motion' as in its microscopic form as 'kinetic energy of internal motion', is a quantitative expression of which the numerical value remains constant when the total amount of motion of the particle system at the given velocity level is physically conserved.

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