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Lab 6: Conservation of Linear MomentumFebruary 22, 2018Delvin HerringLab Partner: Tashaunda Johnson, Kayla Keith
IntroductionUsing Newton’s third law of motion in this experiment to see how much force is exerted on the gliders as the collide into each other. Meaning as long as the vector sum of all external forces is zero, the momentum change of one body is equal and opposite to that of the first, so the total momentum remains a constant. ProceduresFirst we must balance the air track by adjusting the height of the feet, such that a glider placed in the middle will not move either way.Use the balance to find out the mass of each glider.Place the gliders on the air track with the blower on. Balance air track again.Gently push both gliders towards each other at the same time with different speeds. Record the time of each glider before collision and afterwards,Collect data for 3 different runs. The second run has one stationary glider in the center. The third run one glider is stationary with weights on it.