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Unformatted text preview: Summary Lecture 15 Definition: Linear Momentum = Mass x Velocity p = mv mv The momentum p is a vector in the direction of the velocity (in an isolated system) LINEAR MOMENTUM IS MOMENTUM IS CONSERVED pInitial = pFinal Example: Collision of 2 (hard) Objects m1v1 + m2v2 = m1v1’ + m2v2’ Elastic Collisions Momentum is conserved is conserved p = p’ (Total) Energy is conserved E = E’ Kinetic Energy is conserved KE = KE’ KE Example: Billiard balls Inelastic Collisions Momentum is conserved p = p’ (Total) Energy is conserved E = E’ Mechanical Energy is NOT conserved Example: Car crash, Clay ...
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course PHYSICS 111&112 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '11 term at Ohio State.

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