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Momentum Transfer Model
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Use this space to take data
Experiment:
in a
careful,
organized way.
Cart
Crash
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Activity/Notes: Collisions
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Unit III / MTM
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10 kg.
He throws
with a mass of
in
Action
empty oxygen tank
through the
the melon as it ﬂies
son, Throckmorton,
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His
arrow passes
(no, seriously)
a speed of 2 m/s. With what velocity does he start to move off
The
kg carries an
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bald uncle’s head.
whose mass is 80
tank away from himself with
of 30 m/s.
of 18 m/s. Find the speed of
opposite ends of the raft,
each
Unit III / MTM
move?
begin to
move.
In one experiment the bullet had
a mass of
50 g and the wood and
10 kg.
bullet moved
at a constant
data determine the original
speed of the bullet.
(That is, the speed
of the
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After the
shot,
the cart, wood, and
bullet right
speed, traveling 0.80
its cart had
4. 
One 
way of measuring the muzzle velocity 
of a 
bullet is to ﬁre it horizontally into a massive 
block 

on a 
cart. Assuming no 
friction, we 
m in 0.40
s.
before it hits the cart.)
then measure the velocity with which the wood containing the bullet and
cart
mass
of
From this
of wood placed
a combined
jumps off so that
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0 m/s (horizontally) even before he hits the ﬂoor. What is
6.
A ball
of mass 3
kg,
moving at 2 m/s
eastward,
strikes headon a
is
combined mass
after the collision?
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westward. The
balls stick together
after the impact. What
the
magnitude and
ball of mass 1 kg
from
direction
of the
that is moving at
2 m/s
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velocity of the
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traveling
ﬁnal velocity
of the
car?
at 13 m/s, causing the truck to
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