Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 6 - Think and Explain: 45

Answer

The same impulse must be provided to stop you as you lurch forward. Less force is necessary to stop an incoming object if its momentum is decreased over a long time. An airbag gradually stops you over a longer time interval.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 94.
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