Conservation of Momentum
On this worksheet you will be practicing your knowledge of conservation of momentum.
A 1-kg ball has a KE of 38.7 J. What is the ball's momentum?
4.4 kg m/sec
8.8 kg m/sec
12.4 kg m/sec
77.4 kg m/sec
A 66-kilogram skater at rest on a frictionless rink throws a 1-kilogram ball, giving the ball a velocity of 8.8 m/s. Which value describes the skater's subsequent motion?
A 4240-kg freight car moving at 8.8 m/sec collides and couples with an 10600-kg freight car which is initially at rest. The approximate common final speed of these two cars is
A 6.6-g bullet moving at 214 m/sec is brought to a stop in 0.9 seconds when it strikes a tree. The average braking force exerted on the bullet by the tree is
there is not enough information to calculate the force
You push two objects, both initially at rest, with the same amount of force through the same distance. Object A has mass,
, while object B has mass,
B will gain 2 times as much momentum as A
A will gain 2 times as much KE as B
A will gain 2 times as much momentum as B
B will gain 2 times as much KE as A
A heavy and a light object are released from the same height and fall to the ground. Just before they strike the ground, they will have
gained the same amount of momentum
experienced the same force
none of the other choices are true
gained the same kinetic energy
A girl jumps upward from the surface of the earth.
Does an external force act on system 'girl + earth'?
no, the each participant (girl and earth) experience equal but opposite impulses and equivalent changes in momentum
yes, because each participant (girl and earth) will accelerate
no, all forces in the diagram cancel each other and neither participant (girl and earth) is accelerated
yes, because each participant (girl and earth) will experience a change in its momentum
Running at 4.4 m/sec Jack, a 45-kg quarterback, collides with Leon, a 90-kg tackle, who is traveling towards him at 8.8 m/sec. Upon colliding, Leon continues to travel forward towards Jack, at 1.76 m/sec. How fast does Jack leave the collision?
In which picture does Bronco have the greatest terminal velocity?
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