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Linear Momentum in Physics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the difference between a system and an isolated system?

Question 2 2. What is conserved within any system?

Question 3 3. Why do we say that momentum is a vector quantity?

Question 4 4. Why doesn't the car move when you push from the inside?

Question 5 5. What does it mean to say that something is proportional?

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Question 6 6. When friction acts on two billiard balls, are the balls part of an isolated system?

Question 7 7. Jeff's car weighs 2000 lbs and is moving east at 20 km/hour. Jordan's car is twice as heavy, and is moving east at 10 km/hour. Whose car has more momentum?

Question 8 8. What does it mean to say that momentum is conserved?

Question 9 9. If you are falling, which scenario will cause the greatest change in momentum when you land?

Question 10 10. Why is increasing the time interval a safer way to land from a fall?

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Question 11 11. What must be present for an object to have momentum?

Question 12 12. Why do the cannon and cannonball cancel out each others' momenta?

Question 13 13. If you are decreasing your momentum, which scenario would provide the safest landing?

Question 14 14. What is momentum?

Question 15 15. Which best describes momentum?

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Question 16 16. Why are perfectly elastic collision rare?

Question 17 17. If an object has a mass of 10 kg and a velocity of 6 m/s to the left, what is its momentum?

Question 18 18. Which best describes impulse?

Question 19 19. When a soccer player kicks a soccer ball, which type of collision usually occurs?

Question 20 20. How is it possible for momentum to be conserved in a system if the individual components experience a change?

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Question 21 21. How was it possible for the bike and the semi-truck to have the same momentum?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT an example where the center of gravity and center of mass would be in significantly different positions?

Question 23 23. For a bowling ball, how far apart are the center of gravity and center of mass?

Question 24 24. If a football is kicked from only one side is it an isolated system?

Question 25 25. What is the center of mass of an object?

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Question 26 26. Which best describes an elastic collision?

Question 27 27. What is a collision?

Question 28 28. When are the center of gravity and center of mass not in the same place?

Question 29 29. What is the center of gravity of an object?

Question 30 30. Which best describes an isolated system?

Linear Momentum in Physics Chapter Exam Instructions

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