(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A bucket full of water is slid across a sheet of ice in the rain. As the bucket fills, what happens to its velocity and its momentum? ( assume no friction)

2. Relevant equations

P=mv

3. The attempt at a solutionI reasoned that since the bucket gained mass it gained momentum and that since no force acted on the bucket in the horizontal direction v stayed constant.

Answer given: velocity decreases and momentum remains constant

Does this means momentum is a conserved quantity?

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# Water Bucket Momentum Question

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