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Linear Momentum - Checking quick questions

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What is the SI unit of momentum? --> N x s

When a light beach ball rolling with a speed of 6.0 m/s collides with a heavy exercise ball at rest, the beach ball's speed after the collision will be, approximately? --> 6.0 m/s

In an inelastic collision, if momentum is conserved, then which of the following statements is true about kinetic energy? --> Kinetic energy is lost.

Which of the following is an accurate statement?
The momentum of a projectile is constant. <---
The momentum of a moving object is constant.
If an object is acted on by a non-zero net external force, its momentum will not remain constant.
If the kinetic energy of an object is doubled, its momentum will also be doubled.

A 4.0 N force acts for 3.0 s on an object. The force suddenly increases to 15N and acts for one more second. What impulse was imparted by these forces on the object? --> 16.3 N·s

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I can't figure out how to find the impulse without mass...
 
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1 and 2 are correct.

For #3, the answer is a bit ambiguous. All KE need not be lost.

#4 - Wrong. Hint: Newton's 1st law.

#5 - How did you get 19? What's the definition of impulse?
 
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For #3:
If an object is acted on by a non-zero net external force, its momentum will not remain constant.
This seems to comply with the 1st law.
 
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Impulse is what changes the momentum of an object.. right?
 
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Don't worry about it, I'll ask the teacher.

Thanks!
 
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For #3:
If an object is acted on by a non-zero net external force, its momentum will not remain constant.
This seems to comply with the 1st law.
Right. So is a projectile free of non-zero net external forces?

Impulse is what changes the momentum of an object.. right?
Well, not exactly. Force is what changes momentum. Impulse is change in momentum(in a certain time interval).

[tex]J = F\Delta t = \Delta p[/tex], for a constant force F. J is impulse, btw.
 
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Don't worry about it, I'll ask the teacher.

Thanks!
Now you tell me! :grumpy: :biggrin:
 
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i just cant comprehend getting the impulse without mass.
 

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