What Physics Concepts Should I Include in My Car Collisions Coursework?

In summary, the conversation revolves around a student seeking help with their research report on the physics of car collisions for their physics A level coursework. They have covered some aspects of mechanics but need assistance with other areas such as energy and materials. The student is specifically looking for suggestions or links related to a pickup truck colliding with a stationary car.
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Car Collsions Coursework! Help!

I've got to do a research report for my physics A level into the physics behind car collsions. I have to cover a range of areas in physics! I've done a bit with mechanics but I need some help with the other areas.

Can anyone give me some suggestions or links to what might be good to include?

Thanks
 
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Hmm, can you be a bit more specific. When you say "car collisions" what aspect?
 
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Yeah sorry! Just any aspect of physics that is associated with a car accident. I chose the situation of a pickup truck colliding with a stationary car. I need to have things retaled to energy, materials, etc.

Thanks!
 

Related to What Physics Concepts Should I Include in My Car Collisions Coursework?

What is the purpose of "Car Collisions Coursework"?

The purpose of "Car Collisions Coursework" is to understand the physics and mechanics behind car collisions. This coursework helps students to analyze and interpret data related to car collisions and apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios.

What topics are covered in "Car Collisions Coursework"?

"Car Collisions Coursework" covers topics such as Newton's laws of motion, momentum, kinetic energy, and conservation of energy. It also includes calculations related to speed, velocity, and acceleration, as well as the effects of friction and air resistance on car collisions.

How is "Car Collisions Coursework" beneficial for students?

"Car Collisions Coursework" helps students to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. It also enhances their understanding of real-world applications of physics and prepares them for future studies or careers in fields such as engineering, mechanics, or automotive technology.

What kind of data is collected in "Car Collisions Coursework"?

Typically, "Car Collisions Coursework" involves collecting data on the mass, speed, and velocity of cars before and after a collision. Other data such as the distance travelled, time of collision, and damage to the cars may also be collected to analyze the impact of the collision and calculate the forces involved.

Are there any safety precautions to be considered while conducting "Car Collisions Coursework"?

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