Unformatted text preview: EXPERIMENT 9. CONSERVATION OF LINEAR MOMENTUM
5. Compare your initial and ﬁnal momentum (magnitude and angle) for both collisions.
Was momentum conserved?
6. Compare your initial and ﬁnal energy. What percent of the initial energy was lost
in the collision in each collision? Would you classify this collision as a fully elastic,
partially inelastic or fully inelastic collision? Report
In addition to the standard elements of a well written lab report described in the introduction
to this manual, your report must include:
1. A printout of the graphs of the magnitude and angle of momentum, as well as kinetic
energy for your collision. You will need to plot these quantities separately so that each
graph can have the yaxis scaled and labeled appropriately for each quantity. Make
sure the yaxis scale starts at zero so that the relative magnitude of any ﬂuctuations
can be seen on the graph.
2. A conclusion, addressing the two questions asked in the statistical analysis section
under steps 5 and 6. 61 ...
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 Physics, Energy, Kinetic Energy, Momentum, Collision, Elastic collision

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