Momentum and Impulse: Definition, Theorem and Examples


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Which best describes impulse?

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combination will help you test your understanding of how impulse affects the momentum of a moving object. The questions on the quiz will test you on how to describe impulse and the characteristics of short and long time intervals where impulse is concerned.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • How to define impulse and momentum
  • The differences between long and short time intervals where impulse is involved
  • Your ability to identify the purpose of long and short time intervals when you're examining the effects of impulse on momentum

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related physics lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as impulse and momentum
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast key ideas from the lesson, such as long and short intervals of time
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about momentum, impulse, and the purposes and characteristics of long and short intervals of time

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Momentum and Impulse: Definition, Theorem and Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define acceleration
  • Describe how impulse affects change in momentum
  • Define and differentiate between the characteristics of short and long intervals of time
  • Understand how to express impulse and momentum using their formulas