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Homework Help: Damage due to momentum

  1. Nov 13, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    What is more important in determining the amount of damage an object sustains in a collision?

    A. Total momentum Change

    B. Total momentum change per unit time

    C. None of these

    D. Both of these

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I think it is is B because if the momentum change is over a very long period of time then there wouldn't be as much damage as if the momentum change happened over a short period of time. Do you agree?
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 13, 2007 #2
    ya. I do.
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