Ch 6: NYSTCE Physics: Linear Momentum

About This Chapter

As you review for the NYSTCE Physics CST exam, watch the lesson videos of this chapter to review what you need to know about linear momentum, impulse, collisions and isolated systems in physics.

NYSTCE Physics: Linear Momentum - Chapter Summary

Our expert instructors in these lesson videos will help you prepare for questions related to linear momentum, types of collisions and isolated systems in physics, which you may see on the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) Physics Content Specialty Test (CST). When going through the material of this chapter, be sure to ask our instructors any questions you may have, so that you may master the material on:

  • Equations of linear momentum
  • Theorems of momentum and impulse
  • Conservation of linear momentum
  • Differences between elastic and inelastic collisions
  • Isolated systems

Made up of videos, transcripts, quizzes and worksheets, the chapter is designed to help you get ready for the certification exam. Watch the online videos at your leisure, even when you're on the go. If you need help understanding any of the material, submit your questions to the experts via the designated feature on your personal dashboard.

NYSTCE Physics: Linear Momentum Objectives

Educators in the state of New York take the NYSTCE Physics CST to demonstrate their mastery over the field of physics and earn certification. You'll be expected to complete 90 multiple-choice questions and one constructed-response question in under four hours and 15 minutes. About 23% of the test questions are in the Mechanics and Thermodynamics subarea. The objective of the videos, worksheets and quizzes in this chapter is to prepare you for related questions on the equations and theorems of momentum and isolated systems in physics.

5 Lessons in Chapter 6: NYSTCE Physics: Linear Momentum
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Linear Momentum: Definition, Equation, and Examples

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.

Momentum and Impulse: Definition, Theorem and Examples

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.

Conservation of Linear Momentum: Formula and Examples

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.

Elastic and Inelastic Collisions: Difference and Principles

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.

Isolated Systems in Physics: Definition and Examples

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.

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