problem08_32

University Physics with Modern Physics with Mastering Physics (11th Edition)

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8.32: (a) Momentum conservation tells us that both cars have the same change in momentum, but the smaller car has a greater velocity change because it has a smaller mass. (b) The occupants of the small car experience 2.5 times the velocity change of those in the large car, so they also experience 2.5 times
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Unformatted text preview: the acceleration. Therefore they feel 2.5 times the force, which causes whiplash and other serious injuries. car) (large V 2.5 kg 1200 kg 3000 car) (large car) (small = = = = V V m M v v m V M...
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