What is Momentum? - Definition, Equation, Units & Principle

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Momentum is the quantity of ______ of a moving body.

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1. The three types of collisions are elastic, perfectly inelastic, and partially inelastic. Assuming the collision is in an isolated system, in which of these three types is momentum conserved?

2. In a one dimensional equation for conservation of energy, what would a negative sign on a velocity represent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combination will test your knowledge of momentum. To pass the quiz, you must be able to differentiate between the different types of collisions and show an understanding of other topics reviewed in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Standard units used for momentum
  • Solving of equations for an elastic collision
  • The three types of momentum
  • Linear Momentum

Skills Practiced

Students will practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting Information- verify that you can read information regarding what a negative sign on a velocity represents
  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the types of collision where momentum is conserved
  • Defining Key Concepts- ensure that you can accurately define the key term momentum

Additional Learning

To learn about momentum, review the lesson What is Momentum? - Definition, Equation, Units & Principle. Objectives covered include:

  • Understand the principle of conservation of momentum
  • Review the two types of inelastic collisions
  • Know which type of collision is most common
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