How to Calculate Coefficient of Restitution?
Coefficient of Restitution calculator uses Coefficient of restitution=(Final Velocity of body A after elastic collision-Final Velocity of body B after elastic collision)/(Initial Velocity of body B before collision-Initial Velocity of body A before collision) to calculate the Coefficient of restitution, Coefficient of Restitution, also denoted by (e), is the ratio of the final to initial relative velocity between two objects after they collide. A perfectly inelastic collision has a coefficient of 0, but a 0 value does not have to be perfectly inelastic. Coefficient of restitution and is denoted by e symbol.
How to calculate Coefficient of Restitution using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Coefficient of Restitution, enter Initial Velocity of body A before collision (u_{1}), Initial Velocity of body B before collision (u_{2}), Final Velocity of body A after elastic collision (v_{1}) and Final Velocity of body B after elastic collision (v_{2}) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Coefficient of Restitution calculation can be explained with given input values -> 0.8 = (12-8)/(10-5).