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A well known experiment which demonstrates the conservation of momentum and energy.

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Glossary

conservation of momentum

the total momentum before the collision equals the total momentum after the collision

energy

A scalar quantity associated with an object or system. Heat, light and sound are examples.

momentum

the product of the mass of an object and its velocity, p=mv.

Full Glossary List

This question appears in the following syllabi:

SyllabusModuleSectionTopicExam Year
AQA A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)M1DynamicsCollisions-
AQA AS Further Maths 2017MechanicsMomentum and CollisionsCollisions-
AQA AS/A2 Further Maths 2017MechanicsMomentum and CollisionsCollisions-
CCEA A-Level (NI)M1DynamicsCollisions-
Edexcel A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)M1DynamicsCollisions-
Edexcel AS Further Maths 2017Further Mechanics 1Momentum and ImpulseCollisions-
Edexcel AS/A2 Further Maths 2017Further Mechanics 1Momentum and ImpulseCollisions-
OCR A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)M1DynamicsCollisions-
OCR AS Further Maths 2017MechanicsImpulse and MomentumCollisions-
OCR MEI AS Further Maths 2017Mechanics AMomentum and ImpulseCollisions-
OCR-MEI A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)M2DynamicsCollisions-
Pre-U A-Level (UK)MechDynamicsCollisions-
Universal (all site questions)DDynamicsCollisions-
WJEC A-Level (Wales)M1DynamicsCollisions-