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Momentum. Definition. Formula. Units. Momentum. Vector quantity Direction matches direction of velocity. Example #1. Impulse equals change in momentum…. Example #2.

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  • Vector quantity

  • Direction matches direction of velocity

Example 1

Example #1

Impulse equals change in momentum

Impulse equals change in momentum…

Example 2

Example #2

A 1400 kg car moving westward with a velocity of 15 m/s collides with a utility pole and is brought to rest in 0.30 s. Find the magnitude of the force

exerted on the car during the collision.

Example 21

Example #2

Example 3

Example #3

A 2250 kg car traveling to the west slows down uniformly from 20.0 m/s to 5.00 m/s. How long does it take the car to decelerate if the force on the car is 8450 N to the east? How far does the car travel during the deceleration?

Example 31

Example #3

Example 32

Example #3

Example 33

Example #3

Example 34

Example #3


Practice 6c p213 1 3

Practice 6C p213 #1-3

  • Right now in class…

Why are dashboards in automobiles padded

Why are dashboards in automobiles padded?

  • Longer time interval requires a smaller force to achieve same momentum change


  • When egg hits the plate the time period is shorter & force is greater


  • When the egg hits the pillow the time increases and the force decreases

  • As the time increase, the force continues to decrease

Momentum and collisions

Momentum and Collisions

Momentum is conserved

Momentum is Conserved

  • This section focuses on multiple objects interacting

Momentum is conserved1

Momentum is Conserved

Momentum is conserved2

Momentum is Conserved

Soccer ball example

Soccer Ball Example

  • Q: How do the force exerted on ball A and the time interval compare with the force exerted on the ball B and its time interval?

  • A: Forces are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction & time intervals are also equal.

Soccer ball example1

Soccer Ball Example

  • Q: How would you calculate the change in momentum of each ball?

  • A:The change in momentum of each ball is equal in magnitude but opposite in direction because P=F t

Conservation of momentum

Conservation of Momentum

Law of conservation of momentum

Law of Conservation of Momentum:

The total momentum of all objects interacting with one another remains constant

regardless of the nature of the forces between the objects.


No! Only way for the final momentum to be zero is for the initial momentum to be zero! Initially both skaters would have to have the same momentum in opposite directions….


Momentum of the spacecraft & its fuel before the rockets are fired must equal the momentum of the two after the rockets are fired…

Momentum and collisions1

Momentum and Collisions

Example 4 conservation of momentum

Example#4 Conservation of Momentum

Example 4 conservation of momentum1

Example#4 Conservation of Momentum

Example 4 conservation of momentum2

Example #4 Conservation of Momentum

  • Choose the formula:

Example 4

Example #4

Practice 6d p219 1 4

Practice 6D p219 #1-4

Perfectly inelastic collisions

Perfectly Inelastic Collisions

Formula for perfectly inelastic collisions

Formula for Perfectly Inelastic Collisions

Example 5 inelastic collision

Example #5-Inelastic Collision

Elastic inelastic collisions

Elastic & Inelastic Collisions

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