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Unformatted text preview: Chapter Six: Momentum and Collisions I) Linear momentum (p): p = mv A) Vector quantity B) Can be broken down into its components C) More momentum an object has the more force that has to be applied to stop it in a given time II) The net force acting on an object is equal to the change in momentum divided by the change in time (p/t = F net ) III) Impulse: continuous application of a force over a period of time A) I = Ft = p = mv f  mv i B) Vector quantity with same direction as the constant force acting on the object C) Measured in kilogram meter per second (kgm/s) D) Impulsemomentum theorem: impulse of the force acting on an object equals the change in momentum of that object E) Magnitude of the impulse delivered by a force during the time interval t is equal to the area under the force vs. time graph or equal to F av t (p = F...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PHY 231 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.
 Fall '08
 smith
 Force, Momentum

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