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Lab # 6 Collisions and Conservation of Momentum Visit the website lab & complete the following: 1. In the green box on the right side of the screen, select the following settings: 1 dimension, velocity vectors ON, momentum vectors ON, reflecting borders ON, momenta diagram ON, elasticity 0%. Look at the red and green balls on the screen and the vectors that represent their motion. a. Which ball has the greater velocity? The red ball has the most velocity. b. Which has the greater momentum? The green ball has the greater momentum. 2 Explain why the green ball has more momentum but less velocity than the red ball (HINT: what is the definition of momentum?). Mass in motion”: Because the quantity of motion of the moving object, measure as a product of its mass and velocity. 3. Push “play” and let the balls collide. After they collide and you see the vectors change, click “pause”. Click “rewind” and watch the momenta box during the collision. Watch it more than once if needed by using “play”, “rewind”, and “pause”. Zoom in on the vectors in the momenta box with the control on the right of the box to make it easier to see if necessary. a. What happens to the momentum of the red ball after the collision? The momentum in the red ball decreased.
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  • Fall '15
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