Physics 163

Unit 4: Momentum and Collisions

Problem Set B

 

Problem 2:

Robin Banx is making a get-away in his 2138 kg van. He is moving with a speed of 37 m/s when he loses control and runs into a 1138.2 kg parked car. What is the velocity of the van (in m/s) if these two vehicles stick together and move as a single object after the collision?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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