Physics 163

Unit 4: Momentum and Collisions

Problem Set B

 

Problem 1:

A 2013 kg pick-up truck moving with a velocity of 22.76 m/s collides with a 896 kg car which is at rest at a stoplight. What is the magnitude of the velocity (in m/s) of these two vehicles after the collision (assuming they stick together and move as a single object)? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General nformation about solving collision problems is described on the Set B Overview page.

A detailed description of the momentum conservation principle is provided online at The Physics Classroom.

Detailed solutions and discussions of several sample momentum problems are provided online at The Physics Classroom.

 

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