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explain law of conservation of momentum

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dananagoud | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted August 4, 2012 at 3:27 PM via web

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explain law of conservation of momentum

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chaobas | College Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted August 4, 2012 at 4:46 PM (Answer #1)

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It states that the total momentum of two object before collision is equal to the total momentum of the two oject after collision.

 

 

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nancy167 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted August 6, 2012 at 11:58 PM (Answer #2)

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The conservation of momentum is a fundamental concept of physics along with the conservation of energy and the conservation of mass. Momentum is defined to be the mass of an object multiplied by the velocity of the object.

The principle that the total linear momentum in a closed system is constant and is not affected by processes occurring inside the system

The conservation of momentum states that, within some problem domain, the amount of momentum remains constant; momentum is neither created nor destroyed, but only changed through the action of forces as described by Newton's laws of motion.

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