Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 6 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 20


The total momentum before and after the collision is the same $$1.41 \frac{kg \cdot m}{s}$$

Work Step by Step

The momentum vectors are at right angles to each other. Find the magnitude of the combined momentum using the Pythagorean Theorem. $$(1 \frac{kg \cdot m}{s})^{2}+(1 \frac{kg \cdot m}{s})^{2} =p^{2}$$ $$p=1.41 \frac{kg \cdot m}{s} $$
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