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Chapter 9—Linear Momentum and Collisions
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1)A 2 000kg truck traveling at a speed of 6
University of Ottawa  PHY 1321
Chapter 9—Linear Momentum and Collisions
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1)A 2 000kg truck traveling at a speed of 6
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University of Ottawa  PHY 1321
Chapter 9—Linear Momentum and Collisions
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1)A 2 000kg truck traveling at a speed of 6.0 m/s makes a 90° turn in a time of 4.0 s and emerges from this turn with a speed of 4.0 m/s. What is the magnitude of the average resultant force on the truck during this turn?

 4.0 kN
 5.0 kN
 3.6 kN
 6.4 kN
 0.67 kN
 A 1.2kg object moving with a speed of 8.0 m/s collides perpendicularly with a wall and emerges with a speed of 6.0 m/s in the opposite direction. If the object is in contact with the wall for 2.0 ms, what is the magnitude of the average force on the object by the wall?
 9.8 kN
 8.4 kN
 7.7 kN
 9.1 kN
 1.2 kN
 A 1.5kg playground ball is moving with a velocity of 3.0 m/s directed 30° below the horizontal just before it strikes a horizontal surface. The ball leaves this surface 0.50 s later with a velocity of 2.0 m/s directed 60° above the horizontal. What is the magnitude of the average resultant force on the ball?
 14 N
 11 N
 18 N
 22 N
 3.0 N
 The only force acting on a 2.0kg object moving along the x axis is shown. If the velocity v_{x} is 2.0 m/s at t = 0, what is the velocity at t = 4.0 s?
a. 2.0 m/s
b. 4.0 m/s


c. 3.0 m/s
d. +1.0 m/s
e. +5.0 m/s





 The only force acting on a 2.0kg object moving along the x axis is shown. If the velocity v_{x} is +2.0 m/s at t = 0, what is the velocity at t = 4.0 s?
a. +4.0 m/s
b. +5.0 m/s
c. +6.0 m/s
d. +7.0 m/s
e. +2.0 m/s
 The speed of a 2.0kg object changes from 30 m/s to 40 m/s during a 5.0s time interval. During this same time interval, the velocity of the object changes its direction by 90°. What is the magnitude of the average total force acting on the object during this time interval?
 30 N
 20 N
 40 N
 50 N
 6.0 N
 A 3.0kg ball with an initial velocity of (4+ 3) m/s collides with a wall and rebounds with a velocity of (4 + 3) m/s. What is the impulse exerted on the ball by the wall?
a. +24 N s
b. 24 N s
c. +18 N s
d. 18 N s
e. +8.0 N s
 A 2.4kg ball falling vertically hits the floor with a speed of 2.5 m/s and rebounds with a speed of 1.5 m/s. What is the magnitude of the impulse exerted on the ball by the floor?
 9.6 N s
 2.4 N s
 6.4 N s
 1.6 N s
 1.0 N s
 An 8.0kg object moving 4.0 m/s in the positive x direction has a onedimensional collision with a 2.0 kg object moving 3.0 m/s in the opposite direction. The final velocity of the 8.0kg object is 2.0 m/s in the positive x direction. What is the total kinetic energy of the twomass system after the collision?
 32 J
 52 J
 41 J
 25 J
 29 J
 A 1.6kg ball is attached to the end of a 0.40m string to form a pendulum. This pendulum is released from rest with the string horizontal. At the lowest point of its swing, when it is moving horizontally, the ball collides with a 0.80kg block initially at rest on a horizontal frictionless surface. The speed of the block just after the collision is 3.0 m/s. What is the speed of the ball just after the collision?
 1.7 m/s
 1.1 m/s
 1.5 m/s
 1.3 m/s
 2.1 m/s
 A 4.0kg particle is moving horizontally with a speed of 5.0 m/s when it strikes a vertical wall. The particle rebounds with a speed of 3.0 m/s. What is the magnitude of the impulse delivered to the particle?
 24 N×s
 32 N×s
 40 N×s
 30 N×s
 8.0 N×s
 A 2.0kg object moving with a velocity of 5.0 m/s in the positive x direction strikes and sticks to a 3.0 kg object moving with a speed of 2.0 m/s in the same direction. How much kinetic energy is lost in this collision?
 2.4 J
 9.6 J
 5.4 J
 0.6 J
 6.0 J
 A 10g bullet moving 1 000 m/s strikes and passes through a 2.0kg block initially at rest, as shown. The bullet emerges from the block with a speed of 400 m/s. To what maximum height will the block rise above its initial position?

 78 cm
 66 cm
 56 cm
 46 cm
 37 cm
 A 12g bullet moving horizontally strikes and remains in a 3.0kg block initially at rest on the edge of a table. The block, which is initially 80 cm above the floor, strikes the floor a horizontal distance of 120 cm from its initial position. What was the initial speed of the bullet?
 0.68 km/s
 0.75 km/s
 0.81 km/s
 0.87 km/s
 0.41 km/s
 A 6.0kg object moving 5.0 m/s collides with and sticks to a 2.0kg object. After the collision the composite object is moving 2.0 m/s in a direction opposite to the initial direction of motion of the 6.0 kg object. Determine the speed of the 2.0kg object before the collision.
 15 m/s
 7.0 m/s
 8.0 m/s
 23 m/s
 11 m/s
 A 2.0kg object moving 5.0 m/s collides with and sticks to an 8.0kg object initially at rest. Determine the kinetic energy lost by the system as a result of this collision.
 20 J
 15 J
 30 J
 25 J
 5.0 J
 A 1.6kg block is attached to the end of a 2.0m string to form a pendulum. The pendulum is released from rest when the string is horizontal. At the lowest point of its swing when it is moving horizontally, the block is hit by a 10g bullet moving horizontally in the opposite direction. The bullet remains in the block and causes the block to come to rest at the low point of its swing. What was the magnitude of the bullet's velocity just before hitting the block?
 1.0 km/s
 1.6 km/s
 1.2 km/s
 1.4 km/s
 1.8 km/s
 A 3.0kg mass sliding on a frictionless surface has a velocity of 5.0 m/s east when it undergoes a one dimensional inelastic collision with a 2.0kg mass that has an initial velocity of 2.0 m/s west. After the collision the 3.0kg mass has a velocity of 1.0 m/s east. How much kinetic energy does the twomass system lose during the collision?
 22 J
 24 J
 26 J
 20 J
 28 J
 A 3.0kg mass is released from rest at point A of a circular frictionless track of radius 0.40 m as shown in the figure. The mass slides down the track and collides with a 1.4kg mass that is initially at rest on a horizontal frictionless surface. If the masses stick together, what is their speed after the collision?

 2.1 m/s
 1.7 m/s
 1.9 m/s
 1.5 m/s
 2.3 m/s
 A 3.0kg mass is sliding on a horizontal frictionless surface with a speed of 3.0 m/s when it collides with a 1.0kg mass initially at rest as shown in the figure. The masses stick together and slide up a frictionless circular track of radius 0.40 m. To what maximum height, h, above the horizontal surface will the masses slide?
a. 0.18 m
b. 0.15 m
c. 0.21 m
d. 0.26 m
e. 0.40 m
 A 10g bullet moving horizontally with a speed of 2.0 km/s strikes and passes through a 4.0kg block moving with a speed of 4.2 m/s in the opposite direction on a horizontal frictionless surface. If the block is brought to rest by the collision, what is the kinetic energy of the bullet as it emerges from the block?
 0.51 kJ
 0.29 kJ
 0.80 kJ
 0.13 kJ
 20 kJ
 A 10g bullet moving horizontally with a speed of 1.8 km/s strikes and passes through a 5.0kg block initially at rest on a horizontal frictionless surface. The bullet emerges from the block with a speed of
1.0 km/s. What is the kinetic energy of the block immediately after the bullet emerges?
 8.0 J
 6.4 J
 5.3 J
 9.4 J
 10 J
 A pendulum consists of a 2.0kg block hanging on a 1.5m length string. A 10g bullet moving with a horizontal velocity of 900 m/s strikes, passes through, and emerges from the block (initially at rest) with a horizontal velocity of 300 m/s. To what maximum height above its initial position will the block swing?
 32 cm
 38 cm
 46 cm
 27 cm
 9 cm
 A 1.0kg ball is attached to the end of a 2.5m string to form a pendulum. This pendulum is released from rest with the string horizontal. At the lowest point in its swing when it is moving horizontally, the ball collides elastically with a 2.0kg block initially at rest on a horizontal frictionless surface. What is the speed of the block just after the collision?
 2.3 m/s
 4.7 m/s
 3.5 m/s
 3.0 m/s
 7.0 m/s
 A 3.0kg object moving in the positive x direction has a onedimensional elastic collision with a 5.0kg object initially at rest. After the collision the 5.0kg object has a velocity of 6.0 m/s in the positive x direction. What was the initial speed of the 3.0 kg object?
 6.0 m/s
 7.0 m/s
 4.5 m/s
 8.0 m/s
 5.5 m/s
 A 3.0kg object moving 8.0 m/s in the positive x direction has a onedimensional elastic collision with an object (mass = M) initially at rest. After the collision the object of unknown mass has a velocity of
6.0 m/s in the positive x direction. What is M?
 7.5 kg
 5.0 kg
 6.0 kg
 4.2 kg
 8.0 kg
 A 6.0kg object moving 2.0 m/s in the positive x direction has a onedimensional elastic collision with a 4.0kg object moving 3.0 m/s in the opposite direction. What is the total kinetic energy of the two mass system after the collision?
 30 J
 62 J
 20 J
 44 J
 24 J
 Two blocks with masses 2.0 kg and 3.0 kg are placed on a horizontal frictionless surface. A light spring is placed in a horizontal position between the blocks. The blocks are pushed together, compressing the spring, and then released from rest. After contact with the spring ends, the 3.0kg mass has a speed of
2.0 m/s. How much potential energy was stored in the spring when the blocks were released?
 15 J
 3.0 J
 6.0 J
 12 J
 9.0 J
 An 80g particle moving with an initial speed of 50 m/s in the positive x direction strikes and sticks to a 60g particle moving 50 m/s in the positive y direction. How much kinetic energy is lost in this collision?
 96 J
 89 J
 175 J
 86 J
 110 J
 A 2.0kg object moving 3.0 m/s strikes a 1.0kg object initially at rest. Immediately after the collision, the 2.0kg object has a velocity of 1.5 m/s directed 30° from its initial direction of motion. What is the x component of the velocity of the 1.0kg object just after the collision?
 3.7 m/s
 3.4 m/s
 1.5 m/s
 2.4 m/s
 4.1 m/s
 A 2.0kg object moving 3.0 m/s strikes a 1.0kg object initially at rest. Immediately after the collision, the 2.0kg object has a velocity of 1.5 m/s directed 30° from its initial direction of motion. What is the y component of the velocity of the 1.0kg object just after the collision?
a. 3.7 m/s
b. 3.4 m/s
c. 1.5 m/s
d. 2.4 m/s
e. 4.1 m/s
 A 6.0kg object, initially at rest in free space, "explodes" into three segments of equal mass. Two of these segments are observed to be moving with equal speeds of 20 m/s with an angle of 60° between their directions of motion. How much kinetic energy is released in this explosion?
 2.4 kJ
 2.9 kJ
 2.0 kJ
 3.4 kJ
 1.2 kJ
 A 5.0g particle moving 60 m/s collides with a 2.0g particle initially at rest. After the collision each of the particles has a velocity that is directed 30° from the original direction of motion of the 5.0g particle. What is the speed of the 2.0g particle after the collision?
 72 m/s
 87 m/s
 79 m/s
 94 m/s
 67 m/s
 A 1.0kg object moving 9.0 m/s collides with a 2.0kg object moving 6.0 m/s in a direction that is perpendicular to the initial direction of motion of the 1.0kg object. The two masses remain together after the collision, and this composite object then collides with and sticks to a 3.0kg object. After these collisions, the final composite (6.0kg) object remains at rest. What was the speed of the 3.0kg object before the collisions?
 15 m/s
 10 m/s
 5.0 m/s
 20 m/s
 25 m/s
 A 3.0kg mass sliding on a frictionless surface explodes into three 1.0kg masses. After the explosion the velocities of the three masses are: (1) 9.0 m/s, north; (2) 4.0 m/s, 30° south of west; and (3) 4.0 m/s, 30° south of east. What was the magnitude of the original velocity of the 3.0kg mass?
 1.7 m/s
 1.0 m/s
 1.3 m/s
 2.0 m/s
 2.8 m/s
 A 3.0kg mass moving in the positive x direction with a speed of 10 m/s collides with a 6.0kg mass initially at rest. After the collision, the speed of the 3.0kg mass is 8.0 m/s, and its velocity vector makes an angle of 35° with the positive x axis. What is the magnitude of the velocity of the 6.0kg mass after the collision?
 2.2 m/s
 2.9 m/s
 4.2 m/s
 3.5 m/s
 4.7 m/s
 A 5.0kg mass with an initial velocity of 4.0 m/s, east collides with a 4.0kg mass with an initial velocity of 3.0 m/s, west. After the collision the 5.0kg mass has a velocity of 1.2 m/s, south. What is the magnitude of the velocity of the 4.0kg mass after the collision?
 2.0 m/s
 1.5 m/s
 1.0 m/s
 2.5 m/s
 3.0 m/s
 A 4.0kg mass has a velocity of 4.0 m/s, east when it explodes into two 2.0kg masses. After the explosion one of the masses has a velocity of 3.0 m/s at an angle of 60° north of east. What is the magnitude of the velocity of the other mass after the explosion?
 7.9 m/s
 8.9 m/s
 7.0 m/s

 6.1 m/s
 6.7 m/s
 A 4.2kg object, initially at rest, "explodes" into three objects of equal mass. Two of these are determined to have velocities of equal magnitudes (5.0 m/s) with directions that differ by 90°. How much kinetic energy was released in the explosion?
 70 J
 53 J
 60 J
 64 J
 35 J
 A 4.0kg mass, initially at rest on a horizontal frictionless surface, is struck by a 2.0kg mass moving along the x axis with a speed of 8.0 m/s. After the collision, the 2.0kg mass has a speed of 4.0 m/s at an angle of 37° from the positive x axis. What is the speed of the 4.0kg mass after the collision?
 2.0 m/s
 2.7 m/s
 4.9 m/s
 2.4 m/s
 3.6 m/s
 At an instant when a particle of mass 50 g has an acceleration of 80 m/s^{2} in the positive x direction, a 75g particle has an acceleration of 40 m/s^{2} in the positive y direction. What is the magnitude of the acceleration of the center of mass of this twoparticle system at this instant?
 60 m/s^{2}
 56 m/s^{2}
 40 m/s^{2}
 50 m/s^{2}
 46 m/s^{2}
 At an instant when a particle of mass 80 g has a velocity of 25 m/s in the positive y direction, a 75g particle has a velocity of 20 m/s in the positive x direction. What is the speed of the center of mass of this twoparticle system at this instant?
 16 m/s
 45 m/s
 23 m/s
 20 m/s
 36 m/s
 Three particles are placed in the xy plane. A 40g particle is located at (3, 4) m, and a 50g particle is positioned at (2, 6) m. Where must a 20g particle be placed so that the center of mass of this three particle system is located at the origin?
a. (1, 3) m
b. (1, 2) m
c. (1, 12) m
d. (1, 7) m
e. (1, 3) m
 A rocket engine consumes 450 kg of fuel per minute. If the exhaust speed of the ejected fuel is 5.2 km/s, what is the thrust of the rocket?
 42 kN
 39 kN
 45 kN
 48 kN
 35 kN
 A rocket with an initial mass of 1 000 kg adjusts its thrust by varying the rate at which mass is ejected. The ejection speed relative to the rocket is 40 km/s. If the acceleration of the rocket is to have a magnitude of 20 m/s^{2} at an instant when its mass is 80% of the original mass, at what rate is mass being ejected at that instant? Ignore any external forces on the rocket.
 0.40 kg/s
 0.50 kg/s
 0.60 kg/s
 0.70 kg/s
 0.80 kg/s
 A rocket moving in outer space maintains a constant acceleration (magnitude = 20 m/s^{2}) while ejecting fuel at a speed of 15 km/s relative to the rocket. If the initial mass of the rocket is 3 000 kg, what is the magnitude of the thrust after 800 kg of fuel have been consumed?
 56 kN
 48 kN
 52 kN
 44 kN
 36 kN
 Three particles are placed in the xy plane. A 30g particle is located at (3, 4) m, and a 40g particle is located at (2, 2) m. Where must a 20g particle be placed so that the center of mass of the three particle system is at the origin?
a. (3, 1) m
b. (+1, +3) m
c. (+3, 1) m
d. (1, 3) m
e. (0.5, 2) m
 At the instant a 2.0kg particle has a velocity of 4.0 m/s in the positive x direction, a 3.0kg particle has a velocity of 5.0 m/s in the positive y direction. What is the speed of the center of mass of the two particle system?
 3.8 m/s
 3.4 m/s
 5.0 m/s

 4.4 m/s
 4.6 m/s
 Two 0.20kg balls, moving at 4 m/s east, strike a wall. Ball A bounces backwards at the same speed. Ball B stops. Which statement correctly describes the change in momentum of the two balls?
a. .
b. .
c. .
 D _{B} = D_{A}.
 D _{B} > D_{A}.
 Two bodies with masses m_{1} and m_{2} are both moving east with velocities of magnitudes v_{1} and v_{2}, where
v_{1} is less than v_{2}. The magnitude of the velocity of the center of mass of this system of two bodies is

 less than v_{1}.
 equal to v_{1}.
 equal to the average of v_{1} and v_{2}.
 greater than v_{1} and less than v_{2}.
 greater than v_{2}.
 A car of mass m_{1} traveling at velocity v passes a car of mass m_{2} parked at the side of the road. The momentum of the system of two cars is
 0.
 m_{1}v.
c. (m_{1}  m_{2})v. d.
e. (m_{1} + m_{2})v.
 Car A rear ends Car B, which has twice the mass of A, on an icy road at a speed low enough so that the collision is essentially elastic. Car B is stopped at a light when it is struck. Car A has mass m and speed v before the collision. After the collision
 each car has half the momentum.
 car A stops and car B has momentum mv.
 car A stops and car B has momentum 2mv.
 the momentum of car B is four times as great in magnitude as that of car A.
 each car has half of the kinetic energy.
 A 3.00kg stone is dropped from a 39.2 m high building. When the stone has fallen 19.6 m, the magnitude of the impulse it has received from the gravitational force is
a. 9.80 N s.
b. 19.6 N s.
c. 29.4 N s.
d. 58.8 N s.
e. 118 N s.
 A 3.00kg stone is dropped from a 39.2 m high building. When the stone has fallen 19.6 m, the magnitude of the impulse the Earth has received from the gravitational force exerted by the stone is a. 9.80 N s.
b. 19.6 N s.
c. 29.4 N s.
d. 58.8 N s.
e. 118 N s.
 Assume that the average mass of each of the approximately 1 billion people in China is 55 kg. Assume that they all gather in one place and climb to the top of 2 m high ladders. The center of mass of the Earth (m_{E} = 5.90 10^{24} kg) is then displaced
 0 m.
b. 1.84 × 10^{23} m.
c. 1.84 × 10^{14} m.
d. 1.80 × 10^{13} m.
e. 2 m.
 A 0.28kg stone you throw rises 34.3 m in the air. The magnitude of the impulse the stone received from your hand while being thrown is
a. 0.27 N s.
 2.7 N s.
 7.3 N s.
 9.6 N s.
e. 34.3 N s.
 A 0.28kg stone you throw rises 34.3 m in the air. The impulse your hand receives from the stone while it throws the stone is
 2.7 N s, up.
 2.7 N s, down.
 7.3 N s, up.
 7.3 N s, down.
 9.6 N s, up.
 A 0.28kg stone you throw rises 34.3 m in the air. The impulse the stone receives from your hand while being thrown is
 2.7 N s, up.
 2.7 N s, down.
 7.3 N s, up.
 7.3 N s, down.
 9.6 N s, up.
 A catapult fires an 800kg rock with an initial velocity of 100 m/s at a 40° angle to the ground. The magnitude of the horizontal impulse the catapult receives from the rock is
a. 5.1 × 10^{4} N s.
b. 6.1 × 10^{4} N s.
c. 8.0 × 10^{4} N s.
d. 5.0 × 10^{5} N s.
e. 6.0 × 10^{5} N s.
 A catapult fires an 800kg rock with an initial velocity of 100 m/s at a 40° angle to the ground. The magnitude of the vertical impulse the catapult receives from the rock is
a. 5.1 × 10^{4} N s.
b. 6.1 × 10^{4} N s.
c. 8.0 × 10^{4} N s.
d. 5.0 × 10^{5} N s.
e. 6.0 × 10^{5} N s.
 A ball falls to the ground from height h and bounces to height h'. Momentum is conserved in the ball earth system
 no matter what height h' it reaches.
 only if h' < h.
 only if h' = h.
 only if h' > h.
 only if h' ³ h.
 The law of conservation of momentum applies to a collision between two bodies since
 they exert equal and opposite forces on each other.
 they exert forces on each other respectively proportional to their masses.
 they exert forces on each other respectively proportional to their velocities.
 they exert forces on each other respectively inversely proportional to their masses.
 their accelerations are proportional to their masses.
 When two bodies of different masses collide, the impulses they exert on each other are
 equal for all collisions.
 equal but opposite for all collisions.
 equal but opposite only for elastic collisions.
 equal but opposite only for inelastic collisions.
 equal but opposite only when the bodies have equal but opposite accelerations.
 If you know the impulse that has acted on a body of mass m you can calculate
 its initial velocity.
 its final velocity.
 its final momentum.
 the change in its velocity.
 its acceleration during the impulse.
 Two boys in a canoe toss a baseball back and forth. What effect will this have on the canoe? Neglect (velocitydependent) frictional forces with water or air.
 None, because the ball remains in the canoe.
 The canoe will drift in the direction of the boy who throws the ball harder each time.
 The canoe will drift in the direction of the boy who throws the ball with less force each time.
 The canoe will oscillate back and forth always moving opposite to the ball.
 The canoe will oscillate in the direction of the ball because the canoe and ball exert forces in opposite directions upon the person throwing the ball.
 An astronaut outside a spaceship hammers a loose rivet back in place. What happens to the astronaut as he swings the hammer?
 Nothing. The spaceship takes up the momentum of the hammer.
 He moves away from the spaceship.
 He moves towards the spaceship.
 He moves towards the spaceship as he pulls the hammer back and moves away from it as he swings the hammer forward.
 He moves away from the spaceship as he pulls the hammer back and moves toward it as he swings the hammer forward.
 The value of the momentum of a system is the same at a later time as at an earlier time if there are no
 collisions between particles within the system.
 inelastic collisions between particles within the system.
 changes of momentum of individual particles within the system.
 internal forces acting between particles within the system.
 external forces acting on particles of the system.
 When the rate of burn and the exhaust velocity are constant, a rocket ascends with
 decreasing acceleration.
 decreasing velocity.
 constant velocity.
 constant acceleration.
 increasing acceleration.
 Two cars start at the same point, but travel in opposite directions on a circular path of radius R, each at
speed v. While each car travels a distance less than , one quarter circle, the center of mass of the two cars

 remains at the initial point.
 travels along a diameter of the circle at speed v' < v.
 travels along a diameter of the circle at speed v' = v.
 travels along a diameter of the circle at speed v' > v.
 remains at the center of the circle.
 A ball of mass m_{B} is released from rest and acquires velocity of magnitude v_{B} before hitting the ground. The ratio of the magnitude of the momentum the Earth acquires to the magnitude of the momentum the ball acquires is
 0. b.
.
c.
.
d. 1 e.
.
 A ball of mass m_{B} is released from rest and acquires velocity of magnitude v_{B} before hitting the ground.
The ratio of the kinetic energy the Earth acquires to the kinetic energy the ball acquires is

 0. b.
.
c.
.
d. 1 e.
.
 A ball of mass m_{B} is released from rest and acquires velocity of magnitude v_{B} before hitting the ground.
The ratio of the impulse delivered to the Earth to the impulse delivered to the ball is

 0. b.
.
c.
.
d. 1 e.
.
 Two bodies of equal mass m collide and stick together. The quantities that always have equal magnitude for both masses during the collision are
 their changes in momentum.
 the force each exerts on the other.

 their changes in kinetic energy.
 all of the above.
 only (a) and (b) above.
 A steel ball bearing of mass m_{1} and speed of magnitude v_{1} has a headon elastic collision with a steel ball bearing of mass m_{2} at rest. Rank the speed v_{1} of m_{1} relative to v_{2}, the magnitude of the speed of m_{2}, after the collision when
i) m_{1} > m_{2};

ii) m_{1} = m_{2}; and

iii) m_{1} < m_{2}.

a. v_{1} < v_{2};

v_{1} < v_{2};

v_{1} < v_{2}

b. v_{1} < v_{2};

v_{1} = v_{2};

v_{1} > v_{2}

c. v_{1} < v_{2};

v_{1} > v_{2};

v_{1} > v_{2}

d. v_{1} > v_{2};

v_{1} = v_{2};

v_{1} < v_{2}

e. v_{1} > v_{2};

v_{1} > v_{2};

v_{1} > v_{2}

 Stan argues that momentum cannot be conserved when a collision is not a headon collision. Rachel insists it is conserved because each body receives an impulse of equal magnitude. Rachel is correct because
 each body exerts an equal and opposite force on the other during the collision.
 the forces act during equal time intervals.
 the law of conservation of momentum for an isolated system is a vector equation.
 of all of the above.
 of only (a) and (b) above.
 In an elastic collision between two bodies of equal mass, with body 2 initially at rest, body 1 moves off at angle ? relative to the direction of its initial velocity and body 2 at angle f. The sine of the sum of ? and f, sin(? + f), is equal to
 0.
b. 0.500.
c. 0.707.
d. 0.866.
e. 1.00.
 An exam paper contains the following equation for rocket propulsion:
.
The error in the equation is that, instead of (v + v_{e}), the velocity of the fuel relative to the ground should be

 v_{e}.
b. +v_{e}.
 v  v_{e}.
 v_{e}  v.
 2v_{e}.
 In an elastic collision between two bodies of mass m_{1} and m_{2}, with m_{2} initially at rest, mass 1 moves off at angle ? relative to the direction of its initial velocity and mass 2 at angle f. An exam paper shows the equations below:
m1v1i
0
= m_{1}v_{1f} cos? + m_{2}v_{2f} sinf
= m_{1}v_{1f} sin? + m_{2}v_{2f} cosf
What error(s) has the student made?

 In the first equation, m_{2}v_{2f} sinf should be m_{2}v_{2f} cosf.
 In the second equation, m_{2}v_{2f} cosf should be m_{2}v_{2f} sinf.
 In the second equation, the plus sign between the terms on the right should be a minus sign.
 All of the errors listed above.
 Only errors (a) and (b) above.
Exhibit 91
Two birds of prey hurtling after the same mouse collide in midair and grab each other with their talons. Each 250g bird is flying at 30 m/s at a 60° angle to the ground.
Use this exhibit to answer the following question(s).
 Refer to Exhibit 91. What is the magnitude of their total momentum, in , immediately after the collision?
 0
b. 6.5
c. 7.5
 13
 15
 Refer to Exhibit 91. What is the magnitude of their velocity, in m/s, immediately after the collision?
 0
 13
 15
 26
 30
 Refer to Exhibit 91. What is the horizontal component of their momentum, in , immediately after the collision?
 0
b. 6.1
 A 500g firework explodes into two pieces of equal mass at an instant when it is traveling straight up at 10 m/s. If one half shoots off horizontally to the left at 20 m/s, what is the velocity, in m/s, of the other half immediately after the explosion? (The x axis is directed right; the y axis up.)
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
 The linear density of a rod, in g/m, is given by . The rod extends from the origin to x =
0.400 m. What is the mass of the rod? a. 0.213 g
b. 3.50 g
c. 3.84 g
d. 18.4 g
e. 20.8 g
 The linear density of a rod, in g/m, is given by . The rod extends from the origin to x =
0.400 m. What is the location of the center of mass of the rod? a. x = 0.213 m
b. x = 0.315 m
c. x = 0.384 m
d. x = 0.184 m
e. x = 0.208 m
PROBLEM
 A child bounces a 50gram superball on the sidewalk. The velocity of the superball changes from 21 m/s downward to 19 m/s upward. If the contact time with the sidewalk is 1/800 s, what is the magnitude of the force exerted on the superball by the sidewalk?
 Highspeed stroboscopic photographs show that the head of a golf club of mass 200 grams is traveling at 55.0 m/s just before it strikes a 46.0gram golf ball at rest on a tee. After the collision, the clubhead travels (in the same direction) at 40.0 m/s. Find the speed of the golf ball just after impact.
 A pitcher claims he can throw a baseball with as much momentum as a 3.00g bullet moving with a speed of 1 500 m/s. A baseball has a mass of 0.145 kg. What must be its speed if the pitcher's claim is valid?
 A U238 nucleus (mass = 238 units) decays, transforming into an alpha particle (mass = 4.00 units) and a residual thorium nucleus (mass = 234 units). If the uranium nucleus was at rest, and the alpha particle has a speed of 1.50 × 10^{7} m/s, determine the recoil speed of the thorium nucleus.
 A uniform thin wire has a length and is bent into a semicircular arc of radius R. If the wire starts at (x, y) = (R, 0) and curves counterclockwise to (x, y) = (R, 0), what is the y coordinate of its center of mass?