1. Define momentum
the quantity of motion of a moving body, measured as a product of its mass and velocity.
2. Define Conservation of momentum
the principle that the total linear momentum in a closed system is constant and is not affected by processes occurring inside the system
3. Identify the formula for momentum.
mass x velocity
4. Find why the letter p represents the word momentum in the formula.
M is taken by mass.
5. Explain how can a heavy moving van have the same momentum as a small motorcycle?
The motorcycle could be going faster.
6. Explain the difference between a "sticky" collision and a "non-sticky" collision.
7. Find a picture on the internet to support the definition of an elastic collision and label. Elastic collision:
8. Find a picture on the internet to support the definition of an inelastic collision and label. Inelastic collision:
9. What type of collision would you think throwing a piece of clay onto the ground would be and why? inelastic, some energy goes into ground
10. What is angular momentum? What does it have to do with outer space? Explain in detail.
the quantity of rotation of a body, which is the product of its moment of inertia and its angular velocity. The bodies could be planets, moons, stars, etc. in space.