Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: Quick Collison Question

  1. Apr 7, 2008 #1
    If a truck and a car collide will they both have the same change in velocity?

    Since the momentum before has to equal the momentum afterward wouldnt the change in the velocity also be equal?

    Thank you.

  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 7, 2008 #2
    No, because they have different masses. Their change in momentum will be equal, p=mv.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook