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Lessons on Momentum

 Name  Description  Type
Intro to Impulse & Momentum
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This introduces the concepts of Impulse & Momentum Slide Show
(Flash)
Impulse
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This lesson illustrates the concept of Impulse and its relation to acceleration and change in momentum. Explanation & Animation
Momentum Conservation w/ Vectors
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This lesson takes you step by step how to do conservation of momentum problems using a measured vector approach. Slide Show
Proof of Conservation of Momentum
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This lesson demonstrates two different methods for proving that momentum is conserved (or not) for a given situation. Explanation & Animation
Momentum Lessons This contains an entire collection of momentum lessons. Lesson Collection
(not local)
1 Dimensional Interactive Labs Interactive labs allow you to examine conservation of momentum in a line.
Air Track Lab  by Raman Pfaff. (Shockwave)
Jump Off a Cart  (Shockwave) 
Astronaut Toss (Shockwave) 
Rocket in Space (Shockwave) 
Interactive Lab
2 Dimensional Interactive Labs This interactive lab allows you to experiment with collisions on an air table (a device that eliminates friction)
Air Table Lab by Raman Pfaff. (Shockwave)
Air Table with Momentum Vectors shown (Shockwave) 
Similar Lab in Java 
Car Crash (Shockwave) 
Interactive Lab
Explosions and Momentum
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This lesson examines the concept momentum being conserved during an explosion. Explanation & Animation
Types of Collisions
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This addresses the different types of collisions and the characteristics of each.  It also examines Which type of collision transfers the greatest amount of force. Explanation & Animation
Momentum Misconceptions
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This lesson looks at a major misconception involving momentum portrayed in action movies...people getting shot. Explanation & Animation
Angular Momentum
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This lesson looks at angular momentum from the point of view of conservation of angular momentum. Child on a Go-Round (Shockwave)  Explanation & QuickTime
Mechanics Review
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A collection of multiple choice questions providing immediate feedback. Multiple Choice Practice