Physics 163

Unit 4: Momentum and Collisions

Problem Set B

 

Problem 3:

Anna Litical and Noah Formula are doing The Cart and the Brick Lab. They drop a brick on a 1.9 kg cart moving at 21.3 cm/s. After the collision, the dropped brick and cart are moving together with a velocity of 10.9 cm/s. Determine the mass (in kg) of the dropped brick. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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