Essays Tagged: "conservation of momentum"

How Guns Work

d all guns remain the same. Weapons such as cannons, shotguns and rifles, work on the basic idea of conservation of momentum and the change in energy from potential to kinetic.When the trigger is pull ... h the bullet out of its way through the end of the barrel. This is how a bullet is fired from a gun.Conservation of momentum is the law that is held true when the gun is fired and a 'kick' is felt. Wh ...

(4 pages) 115 1 4.1 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

The Physics of Pool.

always be equal to the momentum of the cue ball and whatever it strikes afterward according to the conservation of momentum. So if the cue ball is moving quickly, there is a good chance the ball it h ...

(1 pages) 39 0 4.9 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

A essay on momentum.

Conservation of Momentum Kristin Favreau October 26, 1999 Purpose: To show that momentum is conserve ... October 26, 1999 Purpose: To show that momentum is conserved in a closed system by illustrating the conservation of momentum in an elastic collision and an inelastic collision. Method: If momentum is ...

(2 pages) 37 0 2.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Conservation Of Momentum/Energy

hat were analyised too (are rather large files)images wont work but ill upload the actual file also.Conservation of Momentum & EnergyAim:To find whether momentum is conserved between two billiards ... on, with one being in a stationary position, & how different velocities and surfaces affect the conservation.Theory:In all collisions (closed system), momentum is conserved, so long as no external ...

(9 pages) 34 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Experiment #3: Collisions

of the PH1004 laboratory course is broken down into two parts. In part A, the aim is to assess the conservation of momentum and of kinetic energy for an elastic collision between a moving glider, whi ... locity of a moving object. For an isolated system, total momentum remains unchanged over time. This conservation of momentum is one of the most important and universal of the conservation laws of phys ...

(14 pages) 28 0 5.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Conservation of Momentum

y and is the type of collision dealt with in this lab.Moving on this lab deals with the idea of the conservation of momentum in any situation. When two objects enter into contact they briefly exert a ... momentum. This is the theory, however there are certain conditions that are needed to maintain this conservation of momentum. They are as follows.The system is a closed system, meaning there are no ne ...

(9 pages) 19 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Physics Lab Report

cts stick together. (From Mr. Ladbrook’s PowerPoint) One must also be familiar with the Law of Conservation of Momentum in order to fully understand the experiment. The law basically states that ... and the M1 started to move in a similar speed (velocity). This is possible to happen because of the conservation of momentum law, which states that as long as no extra mass is added or taken and all f ...

(8 pages) 15 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Conservation of Momentum Practical Write Up

Conservation Of Momentum Practical Write UpAim: To investigate if momentum is conserved in two-dimen ... um is found by using the equation where p is momentum, m is mass and v is velocity. The law of the conservation of momentum states that i.e. the total momentum of an isolated system is conserved. To ... lided they would have continued in a straight line rather than rotating.Applications: The theory of conservation of momentum has numerous applications but one of the most significant ones is spacecraf ...

(6 pages) 10928 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics