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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.

    Stephen
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 7, 2008 #2
    No, because they have different masses. Their change in momentum will be equal, p=mv.
     
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