Momentum: The product of an object's mass and velocity
Conservation of Momentum:The principle that the total linear or angularmomentum in any isolated system is constant provided that no extemal force is applied.
P for Momentum: P stands for momentum because M is used for mass, so P is just a different letter thatthey just chose for momentum.
The van could be going at a same momentum as the motorcylce, That means the motorcycle's veolcity*mass has to be equal to the vans velocity*mass.
Sticky, Non-Sticky: (momentum is conserved in each case) elastic - kinetic energy is conserved. Inelastic - kinetic energy is not conserved. Completely inelastic - kinetic energy is not conserved, and the colliding objects stick together after the collision.
An elastic collision is an encounter between two bodies in which in which the total kinetic energy of the two bodies after the encounter is equal to their total kinetic energy before the encounter.
An inelastic collision in contrast to an elastic collision is a collision in which kinetic energy is not conserved.
An inelastic collision would be like throwing a piece of clay on the ground.
Angular momentum is the quantity of rotation of a body which is the product of its moment of inertia and its angular velocity.