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: 7

Answer

As the driver slowly “sinks into” the airbag, the process increases the time over which a stopping force acts on the driver. This allows for a smaller force to act on the driver, which reduces the chance for a serious injury.

Work Step by Step

By increasing the time of impact, the overall force of the impact on the passenger is lessened.
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