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Linear Momentum

  1. Jul 7, 2008 #1
    Hi

    Are there any exciting experiments for the conservation of linear momentum?
     
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  3. Jul 7, 2008 #2

    robphy

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  4. Jul 7, 2008 #3
    thanxx

    Experimetns that can be done at home or in a school lab
     
  5. Jul 7, 2008 #4

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    You probably don't need to full machinery of special and general relativity for the experiments described below:

    You could study the collision of billiard balls
    or the ballistic pendulum http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/Hbase/balpen.html
    or Newton's Cradle http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/scenario/cradle.htm
    or carts on a track http://www.physics.ucla.edu/demoweb/demomanual/mechanics/second_law/dynamic_track_demos.html
    or many more: http://www.google.com/search?q=conservation+of+momentum+lab
     
  6. Jul 7, 2008 #5

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    Hmm, I guess that rules out the hunting rifle I was going to suggest :smile:
     
  7. Jul 9, 2008 #6
    Thanxx guys for all your help!!! the Rifle one souds great:wink:

    However are there no experiments that has a step by step method and an apparatus...?
     
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