Q7(a) State if each of the following statements is true or false. Give reasons for your answer.

In an elastic collision of two bodies, the momentum and energy of each body is conserved.

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D Devendra Khairwa

False:-    The linear momentum and energy will be conserved if both are considered in a system. But for individual bodies, this conservation of momentum and energy doesn't hold. This is because the impact during the collision may transfer energy/momentum of one ball to the other ball.

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