3-3-2-3 Perfectly Inelastic Collisions

If you are sitting in a sailing boat, and there is not the slightest wind, can you get the boat moving by blowing air (with your breath) at the sail? Watch the video below to check your prediction.

Surprisingly, the outcome depends on whether the collision is elastic or not (besides the shape of the sail). Read xmdemo.wordpress.com/028 for the explanation.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s