Object Collision#

Part 1#

When a pair of isolated objects collides:

Answer Section#

  • The sum of the impulses on the system is non-zero.

  • The impulse on one object is the same as the impulse on the other object.

  • The change in speed of one object is equal but opposite to the change in speed of the other object.

  • Each object will experience an impulse, but these impulses will cause equal but opposite changes in the objects’ momenta.

  • Whichever object started with more momentum will continue to have more momentum.


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