Physics 163

Unit 4: Momentum and Collisions

Problem Set B

 

Problem 4:

The detective uses skid marks and other accident scene measurements to determine that the 741 kg Yugo and the 941 kg Volkswagon were traveling with a velocity of 11.3 m/s immediately after the collision. Determine the pre-collision velocity (in m/s) of the Yugo. (The Volkswagon was orginally at rest.) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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