The law of conservation of momentum is explained qualitatively and mathematically through examples involving billiards and roller skaters.
Segment 4B: Conservation of Momentum The law of conservation of momentum is explained qualitatively and mathematically through examples involving billiards and roller skaters.Premiere Date: July 24, 2018 | Runtime: 00:09:33
-Define the law of conservation of momentum.
-Differentiate between open and closed systems.
-Show how Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion and the impulse objects in a collision exert on each other lead to momentum being conserved in a closed, isolated system.
closed system - matter does not enter or leave a system, and no net outside forces act on the system.
law of conservation of momentum - in a closed and isolated system, the total momentum of objects in the system before a collision is equal to the total momentum in the system after the collision.
momentum (p) - the quantity of motion of an object or, mass in motion; it is calculated by multiplying the mass of an object by the velocity of an object.
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