Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't Know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Chapter 6 Physics

Linear Momentum and Collisions

In what types of collision(s) is momentum conserved? Elastic and inelastic collisions
In what type of collision(s) is kinetic energy conserved? Elastic collision
Given a graph of Force vs. Time, what does the area under the graph equal? Change in momentum
What two factors affect the amount of momentum an object has? Mass and velocity
What two factors affect the impulse on an object? Force and time
Assuming the change in momentum stays constant, how does increasing the force applied to an object affect the time needed to change the momentum? Decreases amount of time needed
Assuming the change in momentum stays constant, how does increasing the time that the force is applied to the object affect the size of the force needed to change the momentum? Decreases amount of force needed
What does conservation of momentum mean? Total momentum of the objects in a system does not change
Can the individual momentums of the objects involved in a collision change? Explain. Momemtum of an object can change, but momentum lost by one object must be gained by the other objects.
Elastic Collision Both momentum and energy are conserved
Inelastic Collision Momentum is conserved but energy is not
Perfectly Inelastic Collision Two masses before the collision combine after the collision and move with the same velocity
Elastic Collision (example) Rubber balls bouncing off each other
Inelastic Collision (example) High speed car collision
Perfectly Inelastic Collision (example) Bug on a windshield (stick together)
Created by: ChasingRubies
Popular Physics sets




Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards