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Course and Section_______ Names ___________________________ Date___________________ ___________________________ LINEAR MOMENTUM SIMULATION Introduction In this simulation you will investigate some basic proprieties of the linear momentum and the role it plays for different kinds of collisions. Input your answers on Blackboard. 1 – Preliminary Questions A cart of mass mrolls along a track at speed v, hits a bumper and then it bounces back.1. What is the impulse given to the cart is equal to?2. What is the maximum possible impulse for this collision?Consider an isolated system (no external forces)3. Is the momentum conserved during elastic collision?4. Is the momentum conserved during inelastic collision?5. Is the kinetic energy conserved during elastic collision?6. Is the kinetic energy conserved during inelastic collision?
2 – Momentum- Impulse Run the following simulation. Note: the force is applied starting at t = 2 sec.7. Run the simulation with applied force zero. Does the momentum change?8. The initial momentum is 40 kg m/sec. Find the mass of the object. Now set the force to 8 N and apply the force for 5 sec.9. What is the final momentum?10. What is the change in momentum?11. Is the change of momentum equal to (force applied) × (time the force is applied)?
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