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For inelastic collision between two spherical rigid bodies:

A
The total kinetic energy is conserved
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The total potential energy is conserved
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C
The linear momentum is not conserved
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D
The linear momentum is conserved
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Solution

The correct option is D The linear momentum is conserved
In any type of collision, linear momentum is conserved, unless external force acts on the system. elasticity determines the loss in KE. elastic => no loss. inelastic => max. loss of KE (KEiKECOM)

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