FHSST Physics/Collisions and Explosions/Summary

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Important Equations and Quantities

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Table 8.1: Units commonly used in Collisions and Explosions
Quantity Symbol Unit SI base units Direction
velocity -- or yes
momentum -- or yes
energy E J or no



Kinetic energy: