Mechanics: Momentum and Collisions

 
We have 15 ready-to-use problem sets on the topic of Momentum and Collisions. These problem sets focus the use of momentum principles to mathematically analyze systems involving collisions and explosions or explosive-like impulses.

 
MC1 - Momentum
Use the momentum equation p = m•v to calculate the momentum or velocity of an object if given the other quantities. Includes 6 problems.
 
 
MC2 - Impulse-Momentum Change 1
Use the impulse-momentum change theorem to calculate forces, impulses, momentum changes, and final speeds. Each problem has a considerable degree of scaffolding. Includes 9 problems.
 
 
MC3 - Impulse-Momentum Change 2
Use the impulse-momentum change theorem to calculate forces, impulses, momentum changes, and final speeds. Includes 10 problems.
 
 
MC4 - Impulse-Momentum Change 3
Use the impulse-momentum change theorem to analyze a collection of unusual situations, including proportional reasoning questions and rebounding situations. Includes 7 problems.
 
 
MC5 - Impulse-Momentum Change – Multiple-Impulse Scenarios
Use the impulse-momentum change theorem to calculate forces, impulses, momentum changes, and final speeds in situations involving a series of consecutive impulses. Includes 6 problems.
 
 
MC6 - Explosions 1
Use momentum conservation to analyze an explosion to determine the post-explosion velocity of one of the objects. Includes 8 problems.
 
 
MC7 - Explosions 2
Use momentum conservation to analyze an explosion or explosion-like scenario to determine the post-explosion velocity of one of the objects. Includes 7 problems.
 
 
MC8 - Collision Analysis 1
Use momentum conservation to analyze a hit-and-stick style collision. Includes 9 problems.
 
 
MC9 - Collision Analysis 2
Use momentum conservation to analyze a hit-and-bounce style collision. Includes 6 problems.
 
 
MC10 - Collision Analysis 3
Use momentum conservation to analyze a collision in which both objects are moving prior to the collision and attention MUST be given to the direction of motion. Includes 7 problems.
 
 
MC11 - Momentum Plus Problems 1
Analyze a situation involving an explosive-like impulse by combining momentum conservation with either Newton's laws and kinematics or work and energy. Includes 4 problems.
 
 
MC12 - Momentum Plus Problems 2
Analyze a situation involving a collision by combining momentum conservation with either Newton's laws and kinematics or work and energy. Includes AAA problems.
 
 
MC13 - Elastic Collisions
Analyze a perfectly elastic collision using a system of two equations (momentum and kinetic energy equations) in order to determine the post-collision velocities. Includes 6 problems.
 
 
MC14 - Two-Dimensional Collisions 1
Analyze collisions in which the colliding objects are initially moving a right angles to one another.  Includes 5 problems.
 
 
MC15 - Two-Dimensional Collisions 2
Analyze collisions in which the colliding objects are initially moving a right angles to one another.  Includes 5 problems.
 
 

 


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