physics

Suppose a ball of putty moving horizontally with 1kg.m/s of momentum collides and sticks to an identical ball of puffy moving vertically with 1 kg.m/s of momentum. Why is their combined momentum not simply the arithmetic sum, 2 kg.m/s?

  1. 👍
  2. 👎
  3. 👁
  1. Vector sum of two vectors at right angles
    p=sqrt{p₁²+p₂²} =sqrt2 =1.41 kg•m/s

    1. 👍
    2. 👎

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Physics

    A white billiard ball with mass mw = 1.43 kg is moving directly to the right with a speed of v = 3.4 m/s and collides elastically with a black billiard ball with the same mass mb = 1.43 kg that is initially at rest. The two

  2. Physics

    An 80- quarterback jumps straight up in the air right before throwing a 0.43- football horizontally at 15 . How fast will he be moving backward just after releasing the ball? Suppose that the quarterback takes 0.30 to return to

  3. Physics

    A racquet ball with mass m = 0.238 kg is moving toward the wall at v = 12.5 m/s and at an angle of θ = 31° with respect to the horizontal. The ball makes a perfectly elastic collision with the solid, frictionless wall and

  4. physics =)

    A 0.200 kg plastic ball moves with a velocity of 0.30 m/s. It collides with a second plastic ball of mass 0.100 kg, which is moving along the same line at a speed of 0.10 m/s. After the collision, both balls continue moving in the

  1. science

    In the diagram above, the arrows represent momentum. A larger arrow indicates more momentum. Which of the following best describes how the balls will move after ball A collides with ball B? (1 point) 1. Ball A will bounce off of

  2. Physics

    A ball with a mass of 12 g is moving at 15 m/s. It collides with a second ball with a mass of 36 g moving at 5 m/s in the same direction. After the collision, the 12-g ball moves at 6.0 m/s. How great is the change in momentum of

  3. physics

    A piece of putty of mass m = 0.75 kg and velocity v = 2.5 m/s moves on a horizontal frictionless surface. It collides with and sticks to a rod of mass M = 2 kg and length L = 0.9 m which pivots about a fixed vertical axis at the

  4. physical science

    A 2-kg ball of putty moving to the right has a head-on inelastic collision with a 1-kg putty ball moving to the left. If the combined blob doesn’t move just after the collision, what can we conclude about the relative speeds of

  1. Science

    Describe the total momentum of billiard balls before and after the cue ball collides with another ball

  2. physics

    A 4.00 kg ball traveling North with a momentum of 11.2 kg.m/s collides with a 6.0 kg ball traveling West with a momentum of 18 kg.m/s. The two balls stick together and head off as one. What is the momentum of the combined masses?

  3. Physics (ASAP PLEASE)

    Please, help me answer this question. Two balls are moving in the same direction. Ball A has half the mass of ball B, and is moving at twice its speed. (a) Which ball has the greater momentum? (b) Which ball has greater kinetic

  4. Physics

    A 120 g ball moving to the right at 4.2 m/s catches up and collides with a 450 g ball that is moving to the right at 1.2 m/s. If the collision is perfectly elastic, what are the speed and direction of each ball after the

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.