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Homework Help: Pre Lab Questions

  1. Oct 9, 2011 #1
    1. What is the equation that defines momentum?
    2. Using the equation for momentum, derive the SI units of momentum. Hint: In this Information Age, it should be easy to check your answer.
    3. What is meant by an elastic collision?
    4. What is meant by an inelastic collision?
    5. What happens for a completely inelastic collision that doesn’t happen for an inelastic collision, in general?
    6. According to your textbook, indicate whether momentum is expected to be conserved for each of the following types of collisions: elastic, inelastic, completely inelastic.
    7. According to your textbook, indicate whether mechanical energy is expected to be conserved for each of the following types of collisions: elastic, inelastic, completely inelastic.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 9, 2011 #2
    The original poster is encouraged to attempt some of the questions first. THEN people can give help.
     
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