# If an egg falls into apple sauce or water, is it an inelastic collision?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inelastic_collision

and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elastic_collision

Then decide.
Hint:
yes

Another hint: Did the egg bounce back up to its original height, conserving KEnergy and PEnergy?

## To determine whether a collision is inelastic or elastic, we need to consider conservation of energy. In an inelastic collision, kinetic energy is not conserved, while in an elastic collision, kinetic energy is conserved.

In the case of an egg falling into apple sauce or water, we can observe that the egg does not bounce back up to its original height after the collision. This indicates that energy is not conserved, and hence it is an inelastic collision.

To further confirm this, we can refer to the definitions and characteristics of inelastic and elastic collisions. An inelastic collision is one in which objects stick together or deform during the collision, and the total kinetic energy after the collision is less than before. In contrast, an elastic collision is one in which objects do not stick together or deform, and the total kinetic energy after the collision is equal to the total kinetic energy before.

When an egg falls into apple sauce or water, it does not maintain its shape, and it is likely to break or deform upon impact. Additionally, some of the kinetic energy of the falling egg is transferred to the surrounding medium (apple sauce or water) through sound, heat, and deformation. Therefore, the collision is inelastic.

So, the answer is yes, if an egg falls into apple sauce or water, it is an inelastic collision.