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written by Tom Henderson
This page  features an animated image and a discussion of momentum conservation. The animation shows a small car rear ending a large truck. There are numbers showing the mass, velocity, and momentum of both the car and truck at the top of the animation.

This tutorial is part of The Physics Classroom. This web site also includes interactive tools to help students with concepts and problem solving, worksheets for student assignments, and recommendations for simple introductory laboratories.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Linear Momentum
= Collisions in One Dimension
= Conservation of Linear Momentum
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- image/gif
- text/html
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© 1996
Keywords:
collisions, conservation of momentum, momentum
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Metadata instance created July 7, 2010 by Shane Allison
Record Updated:
July 7, 2010 by Shane Allison
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AIP Format
T. Henderson, (1996), WWW Document, (http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/momentum/creti.cfm).
AJP/PRST-PER
T. Henderson, The Physics Classroom: Car Rear Ends Truck, (1996), <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/momentum/creti.cfm>.
APA Format
Henderson, T. (1996). The Physics Classroom: Car Rear Ends Truck. Retrieved October 23, 2014, from http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/momentum/creti.cfm
Chicago Format
Henderson, Tom. The Physics Classroom: Car Rear Ends Truck. 1996. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/momentum/creti.cfm (accessed 23 October 2014).
MLA Format
Henderson, Tom. The Physics Classroom: Car Rear Ends Truck. 1996. 23 Oct. 2014 <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/momentum/creti.cfm>.
BibTeX Export Format
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