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Homework Help: Change in Momentum

  1. Oct 10, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A truck and a volkswagon have a head on collision. Which vehicle experiences the greater change in momentum? ( Hint: they both experience the same force in the same time.)

    a. we need more information to determine this
    b. the truck
    c. none they experience the same change on momentum due to the conservation of momentum
    d. the volkswagon


    2. Relevant equations
    momentum = mass x velocity


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I think that C. is the correct answer because the forces during the impact are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction. So they both experience the same change on momentum.

    Am I correct??
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 10, 2012 #2
    I submitted the assignment, and I was correct!!
     
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