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conservation of linear motion

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Date: 3/25/08 Lab Section: 012 TA: Anthony Mozynski Lauren Best Partners: Brian Stephens Zachariah Swope Sagar Patel Conservation of Linear Momentum during Collisions 2. Abstract The purpose of this experiment is to experimentally demonstrate that linear momentum is conserved during collisions. 3. Introduction and Theory In this experiment, the student will experimentally prove that linear momentum is conserved during collisions. Using equations and the law of conservation of momentum, the student will, with the data provided from the experiment A) Conservation of Momentum B) Inelastic Collision + = + m1v1 m2v2 m3v3 m4v4 = + + v m1v1 m2v2m1 m2 C) Kinetic Energy D) Heat of Momentum = K 12mv2 = - ∆E Ef Ei = -( + ) ∆E 12mv2 12m1v12 12m2v22 = ( + )( - ) ∆E m1m22 m1 m2 v1 v2 2 4. Procedure The student, with the supplied equipment, will test the conservation of momentum of collisions in order to determine the velocity of the cart before and after the collision. From
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