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Definitions of quantities, explanations of equations, and worked out example problems.
Law and Momentum
Reveals Newton's second law of motion as given on the Principia and defines momentum.
Describes how momentum is conserved in explosions, inelastic collisions, and elastic collisions.
Worked out, numerical examples of conservation of momentum number puzzles.
Momentum Springboard - Presentation HD
(QuickTime) - Answers
Classroom discussion guide to introduce the concept of momentum as "how difficult it is to stop" a body.
a Flying Leap Springboard - Presentation (QuickTime)
Why do we flex our legs when landing from a jump? An introduction to impulse.
|3||Conservation of Momentum
Number Puzzles Part I: Momentum - Presentation HD
(QuickTime) - Answers
Simple, basic, fundamental, gentle lead-in to the wonderful world of momentum conservation.
|4||Conservation of Momentum
Number Puzzles Part II: Speed - Answers
Repeat of the scenarios presented in part 1, this time trying to solve for a missing velocity.
Momentum Number Puzzles Part III: More Puzzles - Answers
You can never have too much practice solving conservation of momentum number puzzles.
Getting acquainted with Pasco's Data Studio with the intent to use it for a conservation of momentum lab.
|2||Crash and Stick
Conservation of momentum in inelastic collisions.
Conservation of momentum in explosions.
|DEMO - The unlinked titles below are available in the Conceptual Physics lab manual from Pearson Education - Amazon link|
|Things That Go Bump - Presentation HD
The old demo showing the difference in force between an elastic and inelastic collision using a switchable point swinging dart.
|OTHER - The unlinked titles below are available in the Conceptual Physics lab manual from Pearson Education - Amazon link|
||Momentum Begins With an M
Part of the "Physics Begins with an M" series. This is a QuickTime export from Keynote that has been Zipped.
||Egg Toss Competition - VideoClips
The details and mechanics of a one-period egg toss competition.
Karnival: Forces and Collisions - FULL
KARNIVAL VIDEO ONLINE HERE!
Jearl Walker breaks bricks with his bare hands and volunteers to be the meat for a nail board sandwich. Alternate forms accommodate students seated side-by-side.
Conservation of Momentum
This episode develops the ideas associated with conservation of momentum in one and two dimensions. What better backdrop than Chalky's Billiard Academy? Alternate forms accommodate students seated side-by-side.
||Momentum Crossword - Grid - Clues
Crossword puzzles are highly personalized and may not always translate well from my classroom to yours.
Sample test questions covering momentum.
Click here for a legend and explanation of cryptic terms and abbreviations.
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