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Students Will Review
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a linear momentum unit of a standard introductory physics course. Topics covered include:
- Linear momentum examples
- The impulse-momentum change equation
- Applications of the Momentum Conservation Principle
- Elastic and inelastic collisions
- Examples of isolated systems
- How to find the center of mass and center of gravity
1. Linear Momentum: Definition, Equation, and Examples
Any moving object has momentum, but how much momentum it has depends on its mass and velocity. In this lesson, you'll identify linear momentum, as well as see examples of how an object's momentum is affected by mass and velocity.
2. Momentum and Impulse: Definition, Theorem and Examples
To understand how a change in momentum affects an object, we look to impulse. In this lesson, you'll understand how impulse describes an object's change in momentum, as well as how changing the force or time of the impulse can have very different outcomes.
3. Conservation of Linear Momentum: Formula and Examples
The law of conservation of momentum tells us that the amount of momentum for a system doesn't change. In this lesson, we'll explore how that can be true even when the momenta of the individual components does change.
4. Elastic and Inelastic Collisions: Difference and Principles
When objects come in contact with each other, a collision occurs. In this lesson, you'll learn about the two types of collisions as well as how momentum is conserved in each.
5. Isolated Systems in Physics: Definition and Examples
Systems are important to understand when studying physics, but they are not always easy to describe. In this video lesson, you'll identify isolated systems and understand what makes them unique.
6. Angular Speed: Definition, Formula & Problems
Have you ever heard of angular speed? Would you like to know how it is calculated, or the difference between angular speed and angular velocity? Do you need to solve problems involving rotation? Read on for more information on angular speed.
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