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This inquiry-based activity challenges students to apply their understanding of momentum and collision to determine who is at fault in an automobile accident.  
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© 1998 Glenn Elert
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collision, conservation of linear momentum, conservation of momentum, inelastic collision, momentum
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Help

Author: Mad Hat
Posted: February 23, 2014 at 2:25PM

Does anyone have the answers?

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Re: Help

Author: Bruce, ComPADRE Dir
Posted: Feb 23, 2014 at 9:52PM

You might try contacting the Author, Glen Elert, through the About page:

http://physics.info/about/

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> Does anyone have
> the answers?

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malfunction

Author: Ann Hackstock
Posted: May 6, 2007 at 2:40PM

None of the activities appeared when I tried to open them.

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This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: Impulse and Momentum
Unit Title: Practical Examples for Impulse and Momentum

This inquiry-based activity challenges students to apply their understanding of momentum and collision to determine who is at fault in an automobile accident.  It would be especially appropriate for cooperative learning groups.

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Topic: Impulse and Momentum
Unit Title: Collisions

This inquiry-based activity challenges students to apply their understanding of momentum and collision to determine who is at fault in an automobile accident.

Link to Unit:
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AIP Format
G. Elert, (1998), WWW Document, (http://physics.info/momentum-two-three/accident-reconstruction-1.pdf).
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G. Elert, Accident Reconstruction: Truck vs. Compact Car, (1998), <http://physics.info/momentum-two-three/accident-reconstruction-1.pdf>.
APA Format
Elert, G. (2006, July 18). Accident Reconstruction: Truck vs. Compact Car. Retrieved October 23, 2014, from http://physics.info/momentum-two-three/accident-reconstruction-1.pdf
Chicago Format
Elert, Glenn. Accident Reconstruction: Truck vs. Compact Car. July 18, 2006. http://physics.info/momentum-two-three/accident-reconstruction-1.pdf (accessed 23 October 2014).
MLA Format
Elert, Glenn. Accident Reconstruction: Truck vs. Compact Car. 1998. 18 July 2006. 23 Oct. 2014 <http://physics.info/momentum-two-three/accident-reconstruction-1.pdf>.
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@misc{ Author = "Glenn Elert", Title = {Accident Reconstruction: Truck vs. Compact Car}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {23 October 2014}, Month = {July 18, 2006}, Year = {1998} }
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