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Lab 6: Conservation of Linear MomentumDavid JohnsonDue: 2/27/18Objectives
In this laboratory activity we study elastic and inelastic collisions in onedimension. We will verify the principles of conservation of linear momentum andconservation of energy in an elastic collision in one dimension. We also verify theprinciple of conservation of linear momentum in explosions and in an inelasticcollision in one dimension.Theoretical BackgroundUnderstanding the law of conservation of linear momentum is the goal of this experiment. Conservation of linear momentum is a basic principle of physics. The linear momentum of a particle or an object of mass m moving with a velocity Vis defined as a product of its mass and velocity, equation is:P=mVThe law of conservation of linear momentum states that, when no external forces act on asystem or when their resultant is equal to zero, the initial value of the total linear momentum ofthe system is equal to the final value of the total linear momentum of the system. Observed in theequation:P1,i+P2,i+P3,i+=P1,f+P2,f+P3,f+