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Conservation of Momentum

# Conservation of Momentum - Conservation of Momentum...

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Sheet1 Page 1 Conservation of Momentum Suzannah Bloom Lab partner: Drew Hopely TA: Sky Bauman Date of experiment: 10/15/07 Date of submission: 10/21/07 Introduction: What exactly is momentum and how is it conserved? Well, this is tough to answer because in everyday scenario s By simplifying the scenario, observing the change in momentum becomes much easier. This can be done by setting up an ex p P=MV Objective: To observe momentum and experimentally investigate iths conservation.

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Sheet1 Page 2 is needed where p is the momentum, m is the mass of the object, and v is the velocity of the object. However, this relationship Ptotal=P1+P2 Gives the momentum of the entire system where P1 is the momentum of one body and P2 is the momentum of the other. By t e Procedure: Gather the following materials: Xplorer, photo-gates, track, plunger carts, weights. Weigh one of the carts and record Place both of the carts at the 60cm mark, touching each other and the plunger pushed in. Release the plunger. Repeat steps, 1-4 for 3 more trials. Place weights on the back of one cart and repeat steps 1-5
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