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1

What is the math formula for momentum?

2 Define each unit in the formula for momentum with its S.I. unit.

3 What are the formulas for impulse?

4 Define the each variable and its S.I. unit in the impulse formulas.

5

Impulse is to momentum and BLANK is to energy.

6 How does the impulse of hitting a resting ball off a tee compare to the impulse of catching the same ball?

7 A graph can be used to calculate the impulse, what is a the vertical and horizontal axis?

8 The impulse is not read from the graph. What is used to calculate the impulse from a graph?

9 What defines a collision?

10 How does a "perfectly elastic" collision look compared to a "completely inelastic collision?"

11 How does a "perfectly elastic" collision look compared to an "inelastic collision?"

12 What assumption is made about all "inelastic collisions" in this class?

13

Besides the visual differences between the perfectly elastic and completely inelastic collisions,
how are the two types of collisions the same and how are the different? (Think about physics
concepts.)

14 When solving problems by using the law of conservation of momentum, what is the first step you
show to indicate that this is the method you are using?
15 When solving problems by using the law of conservation of momentum, what is the second step
you show?
16 When solving problems by using the law of conservation of momentum, what is the third step you
show?

 

 


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