I'm a bit stumped on the following, as I'm not sure how to distinguish between the following. Thanks to all those who shed some light.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

A bug and a windshield of a fast moving car collide. Indicate and explain whether each statement is true or false.

a. The forces of impact on the bug and the windshield are the same size.

True? I suppose because of Newton's third law the force would be indentical.

b. The impulse on the bug and the car are the same size.

I'm a bit confused. I know FxT=Impulse=Change In Momentum. I would suppose that the big's momentum loss would be greater, but I'm only speaking from a practical/obvious POV.

c. The change in speed of the bug and the car is the same

Falso. Perhaps their related somehow, but I know thats false.

d. The changes in momentum of the bug and the car are the same size?

I would say true, because wouldn't the system after the collision have to somehow equal the momentum of the two seperate systems before it? I assume this could only be achieved if the momentum's were related.

Thank you to all

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