A ball of mass makes head–on elastic collision with a ball of mass which is initially at rest

The fractional transfer of energy by the first ball to the second ball is |
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A ball of mass makes head–on elastic collision with a ball of mass which is initially at rest

The fractional transfer of energy by the first ball to the second ball is |
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a) |
b) |
c) |
d) |

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Let be the initial velocity of the ball of mass . Then (i) For elastic collision, Newton’s experimental formula (ii) Solving Eqs. (i) and (ii), Fractional loss in K.E. The transfer of energy is maximum (or 100%) when That is the transfer of energy is maximum when the mass ratio is unity |

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