physical science

Suppose you are playing ice hockey in the middle of a totally frictionless frozen pond. How can you move yourself to the edge of the pond? Explain what you would do and why it would work.

1. 👍 0
2. 👎 0
3. 👁 654
1. Throw your hockey gear forward and you will move back. Conservation of momentum says momentum of system remains zero.
So
equipment mass times its speed forward = your mass times your speed backward

1. 👍 0
2. 👎 0

Similar Questions

1. Physics

a person pushes on a hockey puck with their stick at an angle so the vertical force is 22N down and the horizontal force is 45N forward. Assume the ice is frictionless. What is the actual force the hockey player transmits to the

asked by Anonymous on May 29, 2014
2. physics

Two ice skaters stand facing each other at rest on a frozen pond. They push off against one another and the 48-kg skater acquires a speed of 0.65 m/s. If the other skater acquires a speed of 0.84 m/s, what is her mass?

asked by mathew on September 29, 2014
3. physics

A box rests on a frozen pond, which serves as a frictionless horizontal surface. If a fisherman applies a horizontal force with magnitude 48.0 N to the box and produces and acceleration of magnitude 3.00 m/s squ, What is the mass

asked by chyenne on January 12, 2016
4. physics-forces

Kara (55kg) is standing next to her brother Ben (80kg) on a large piece on frictionless ice. Kara decided to push her brother with a force of 200N expecting him to slide across the ice while she remains standing in the middle of

asked by Diane on January 20, 2014
5. English

Underline the correct verb form to complete each sentence. --------------------------------------* 2. Has the ice (froze, frozen) on the pond? 5. The baby has (broke, broken) the toy. --------------------------------------- Which

asked by Larry on November 17, 2008
1. physics

A hockey player is standing on his skates on a frozen pond when an opposing player, moving with a uniform speed of 12 m/s, skates by with the puck. After 2.0 s, the first player makes up his mind to chase his opponent. If he

asked by ashley on September 15, 2011
2. physics-forces

Kara (55kg) is standing next to her brother Ben (80kg) on a large piece on frictionless ice. Kara decided to push her brother with a force of 200N expecting him to slide across the ice while she remains standing in the middle of

asked by Diane on January 20, 2014
3. physics

A 98.0 kg ice hockey player hits a 0.150 kg puck, giving the puck a velocity of 49.5 m/s. If both are initially at rest and if the ice is frictionless, how far does the player recoil in the time it takes the puck to reach the goal

asked by alex on February 3, 2015
4. physics

On a frozen pond, a 10 kg sled is given a kick that imparts to it an initial speed of 6.2 m/s. The coefficient of kinetic friction between sled and ice is 0.14. Find the distance the sled moves before coming to rest. The

asked by luma on November 28, 2015
5. physics

A hockey puck on a frozen pond is given an initial speed of 20.0 m/s. If the puck always remains on the ice and slides 115 m before coming to rest, determine the coefficient of kinetic friction between the puck and ice. (Answer: =

asked by michael on February 11, 2012