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Unformatted text preview: Ankit Patel Partner:Shawn Becker Professor Hardy 11-19-10 Experiment 8: Impulse and Collisions Objective: To observe elastic and inelastic collisions to see that impulse is the force integral that changes with time and is the change in momentum. Also to see the likeliness of surviving a car crash Data and Results: (Data located on worksheet and graphs) Results for this experiment showed that the force in an elastic collision was significantly less than an inelastic collision. Throughout the experiment, the impulse stayed very constant while the max force varied between the collisions. Calculations: (Also located on data sheet) Discussion: In this experiment, elastic and inelastic collisions were performed to show the force occurrence over time during a collision. The momentum in any collision will always be the same while the impulse should also stay the same during that instant. The impulse of the crash will be greatest on the impact while it will decrease as more time goes on. So, it can be said that in an elastic collision that the impact while it will decrease as more time goes on....
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Wormer during the Spring '08 term at Harvard.
- Spring '08