Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 7 - Linear Momentum - Misconceptual Questions: 5

Answer

Choice A.

Work Step by Step

The asteroid and shuttle collided and “stuck together," and have the same final speed. This is a textbook example (ha ha) of a completely inelastic collision. During the collision, momentum is conserved, but kinetic energy is not.
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