Conservation of Momentum in 2-D Calculator

The Conservation of Momentum in 2-D Calculator will calculate:

  1. Velocity components of the second object in each direction after a 2-D elastic collision
  2. Magnitude of final velocity of the second object for an elastic collision in 2 dimension
  3. Angle formed by velocity of the second object to the initial direction after collision in 2-D

Conservation of Momentum in 2-D Calculator
Conservation of Momentum in 2-D Calculator Results (detailed calculations and formula below)
The velocity components of the second object in each direction after a 2-D elastic collision are:
x-component of final velocity = m/s
y-component of final velocity = m/s
The magnitude of final velocity of the second object for an elastic collision in 2 dimension Formula is m/s
The angle formed by velocity of the second object to the initial direction after collision in 2-D is °
Velocity components of the second object in each direction after a 2-D elastic collision Formula and Calculation

x-component of final velocity formula

v2(x) = m1 × v01(x) + m2 × v02(x) - m1 × v1(x)/m2
v2(x) = × + × - × /
v2(x) = /
v2(x) =

y-component of final velocity formula

v2(y) = m1 × v01(y) + m2 × v02(y) - m1 × v1(y)/m2
v2(y) = × + × - × /
v2(y) = /
v2(y) =
The magnitude of final velocity of the second object for an elastic collision in 2 dimension Calculation
|v2| = √v22(x) + V22(y)
|v2| = √2 + 2
|v2| = √ +
|v2| = √
|v2| =
The angle formed by velocity of the second object to the initial direction after collision in 2-D Calculation
θ = tan-1v2(y)/v2(x)
θ = tan-1/
θ = tan-1
θ =
Input Values
Mass of the first object (m1) kg
Mass of the second object (m2) kg
Initial velocity of first object in x-direction (v01(x)) m/s
Initial velocity of second object in x-direction (v02(x)) m/s
Initial velocity of first object in y-direction (v01(y)) m/s
Initial velocity of second object in y-direction (v02(y)) m/s
Final velocity of first object in x-direction (v1(x)) m/s
Final velocity of first object in y-direction (v1y)) m/s

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Velocity components of the second object in each direction after a 2-D elastic collision Formula and Calculation

x-component of final velocity formula

v2(x) = m1 × v01(x) + m2 × v02(x) - m1 × v1(x)/m2

y-component of final velocity formula

v2(y) = m1 × v01(y) + m2 × v02(y) - m1 × v1(y)/m2

The magnitude of final velocity of the second object for an elastic collision in 2 dimension Formula and Calculation

|v2| = √v22(x) + V22(y)

The angle formed by velocity of the second object to the initial direction after collision in 2-D Formula and Calculation

θ = tan-1v2(y)/v2(x)

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