Unformatted text preview: will introduce the concepts of impulse and momentum, and relate the two in the powerful and useful ImpulseMomentum Theorem. Finally, we will study the momentum of a system of particles, and bring in our knowledge of center of mass to establish our second conservation law: the conservation of linear momentum. This law is the goal of this section, and will govern calculations in essentially any physics course. In a sense the endeavor of this topic mirrors that in Work, Energy, and Power . There, we developed the idea of work, and derived from it the conservation of energy. Here, we develop the idea of impulse and derive from it the conservation of momentum. It is no coincidence that the topics are similar: the result of each one is a universal law of conservation....
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course PHY PHY2053 taught by Professor Davidjudd during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
 Fall '10
 DavidJudd
 Physics, Momentum, Projectile Motion

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