Momentum and Impulse

Momentum and Impulse problem 6

Object A moves to the right along a frictionless surface towards a stationary object B as shown below.

They make a noise as they collide and then both objects stick together and move to the right. Which of the following equations is correct?

  • Force Impulse on A = Force impulse on B

  • Change in momentum of A = Change in momentum of B

  • Kinetic energy of A before collision = (Kinetic energy of A + Kinetic energy of B) after collision

  • Momentum of A before collision = (Momentum of A + Momentum of B) after collision


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