Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 7 - Linear Momentum - Questions: 15

Answer

“Crumple zones” are similar to airbags. As the crumple zone collapses, the process increases the time over which a stopping force acts on the car. This allows for a smaller average force to act on the car, which reduces the chance for a serious injury to the occupants.

Work Step by Step

Increased stopping time lowers average force and can help reduce injury. Modern vehicles are designed to increase stopping time in a number of ways, including crumple zones and airbags.
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