Collision of Two Carts#

Cart A with momentum of magnitude \(p\) collides with cart B and rebounds. Cart B is initially at rest and cart A is going in the negative direction.

Top - Carts rolling towards eachother. Bottom - carts collide and bounce off eachother

Part 1#

What can you say about the momentum of cart B after the collision?

Answer Section#

  • It is less than \(p\).

  • It is equal to \(p\).

  • It is larger than \(p\).

  • It is impossible to predict what the momentum of cart B will be after the collision.


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