College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 6 - Linear Momentum and Collisions - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Multiple Choice Questions - Page 213: 8


(c) The conservation of linear momentum is described by Newton's first law of motion.

Work Step by Step

The conservation of linear momentum states that for a zero net external force on a system, it's total linear momentum is unchanged. An unchanged linear momentum comes from an unchanged velocity of the system; which is stated in Newton's first law of motion - a body remains in a state of rest or continuous motion, unless acted upon by an external force.
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