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coefficient of restitution

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noun Physics.
  1. the ratio of the relative velocity after impact to the relative velocity before the impact of two colliding bodies, equal to 1 for an elastic collision and 0 for an inelastic collision.
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Origin of coefficient of restitution

First recorded in 1875–80
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