Bermuda Motorcross Racing (Photo: Takara Dill)
Linear momentum is the product of the mass and the velocity of an object. Its usefulness lies in the fact that it is conserved during collisions and explosions. Thus the direction and speed of objects before and after collision/explosion events can be determined – which is sort of useful for NASA, pool players and particle physicists!
- 10 - 16% exam weighting for Multiple Choice questions
- 12 - 15 lessons
PhET SImulation: Collision Lab