Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 9 - For Thought and Discussion: 6

Answer

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We know that when a car hits something during an accident, there is a sudden change in the momentum and a jerk will be produced which is dangerous for the passengers. If the car is made to crumble, the time for momentum change increases and hence the force decreases.
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