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 - Questions: 17

Answer

a. The change in momentum of the ball is directed perpendicular to the wall, directly to the left in the diagram. b. The force on the ball is to the left, in the same direction as the impulse.

Work Step by Step

a. This can be proven by subtracting the initial momentum vector from the final momentum vector. b. By Newton’s third law, the force on the wall is to the right.
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