Iona Prep Physics Assignment: Momentum



This is the assignment:
1. You have learned about conservation of momentum and conservation of energy. It is now time to see how those concepts apply to collisions.
Read the page and view the animation of an elastic collision where a car hits a truck and also the another elastic collision where a truck hits a car then answer the question below:
What is meant by the term "elastic collision"?

2. Read the page and view the animation of an inelastic collision where a car hits a truck and also the inelastic collision where a truck hits a car then answer the question below:
What is meant by the term "inelastic collision"?

3. Is the following statement true or false? If it is true, type 'true' into the answer box. If it is false, explain why. Statement:"Momentum is conserved in all collisions, provided no net external force acts on the system"

4. Is the following statement true or false? If it is true, type 'true" into the answer box. If it is false, explain why. Statement:"Kinetic Energy is conserved in collisions, provided no net external force acts."

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