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Physics 207 – Section CD3TA: Richard MongeExperiment #5: Linear Momentum/ Impulse LabINTRODUCTIONThis lab focuses on gaining an understanding of the concept of calculating impulse and velocity. In this lab, we use a computer simulation to closely examine velocity, momentum, and mass, both graphical and analytical. A real-world application is when a driver gets in an accident their momentum (impulse) carries them forward into the steering wheel, by placing the airbag into the car, a smaller force is exerted over a longer period of time to change the momentum of the driver to a stop.PROCEDUREOpen the link provided that takes us to Impulse Lab, then I clicked on the center of the rectangular box on the page. Then, I clicked the begin button, and then the activate button. I played around with the shutoff and rest bottom to determine the answers to a few questions. In order to create the graph (Fnet)(time, t) vs. speed of Wally, I set my constant variable the mass of Wally’s body to be 70 kg and I set the maximum speed to the highest it can be, which is 40 m/s. I then switch the Maximum Momentum five times (100, 250, 400, 600, 750) and calculated the velocity for each one. Then, for the mwvs. speed of Wally, I also set my constant variable the Maximum Momentum to be 750 and I set the maximum speed to the highest it can

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