The law of conservation of momentum and how it is transferred and conserved.
Some people are driving bumpers cars at an amusement park. The blue car and the red car are heading straight at each other. The red car weighs 120 kg and is moving at 4.3 m/s. The blue car weighs 60 kg and is moving at 6.8 m/s to the left. Use the red dots to adjust the speed of each car. The Law of Conservation of Momentum states that the total momentum before the crash is equal to the total momentum after the crash.
Reviews the law of conservation of momentum and how momentum is transferred and conserved.
Practice Law of Conservation of Momentum questions
Examines what would happen if a car and truck were in a head-on collision in terms of momentum and energy.