Q: Spaceship 1 and Spaceship 2 have equal masses of 300 kg. They collide. Spaceship 1's final speed is 2 ms and Spaceship 2's final speed is 1 ms in the same direction. What is their combined momentum?

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Momentum = (mass) x (velocity), in the same direction as the velocity.Spaceship-1 . . . Momentum = (300) x (3) = 900 kg-m/sec, in some direction.Spaceship-2 . . . Momentum = (300) x (2) = 600 kg-m/sec, in the same direction.Their combined momentum = 1,500 kg-m/sec, in their common direction.

Momentum = (mass) x (velocity), in the same direction as the velocity.Spaceship-1 . . . Momentum = (300) x (3) = 900 kg-m/sec, in some direction.Spaceship-2 . . . Momentum = (300) x (2) = 600 kg-m/sec, in the same direction.Their combined momentum = 1,500 kg-m/sec, in their common direction.

Momentum = (mass) x (velocity), in the same direction as the velocity.Spaceship-1 . . . Momentum = (300) x (2) = 600 kg-m/sec, in some direction.Spaceship-2 . . . Momentum = (300) x (1) = 300 kg-m/sec, in the same direction.Their combined momentum = 900 kg-m/sec, in their common direction.

Momentum = (mass) x (velocity), in the same direction as the velocity.Spaceship-1 . . . Momentum = (300) x (2) = 600 kg-m/sec, in some direction.Spaceship-2 . . . Momentum = (300) x (1) = 300 kg-m/sec, in the same direction.Their combined momentum = 900 kg-m/sec, in their common directionbut the answer is 1500 kg-ms

Momentum = (mass) x (velocity), in the same direction as the velocity.Spaceship-1 . . . Momentum = (300) x (3) = 900 kg-m/sec, in some direction.Spaceship-2 . . . Momentum = (300) x (2) = 600 kg-m/sec, in the same direction.Their combined momentum = 1,500 kg-m/sec, in their common direction.Apex- 900 kg-m/s

Momentum = (mass) x (velocity), in the same direction as the velocity.Spaceship-1 . . . Momentum = (200) x (0) = 0 kg-m/sec, in some direction.Spaceship-2 . . . Momentum = (200) x (6) = 1200 kg-m/sec, in the same direction.Their combined momentum = 1200 kg-m/sec, in their common direction.

Momentum = (mass) x (velocity), in the same direction as the velocity.Spaceship-1 . . . Momentum = (150) x (0) = 0 kg-m/sec, in some direction.Spaceship-2 . . . Momentum = (150) x (6) = 900 kg-m/sec, in the same direction.Their combined momentum = 900 kg-m/sec, in their common direction.

1800 kg-m/sec 600 kg x 3 meters/sec (in the direction spaceship 2 was headed). Since the first spaceship had all the initial momentum, only the velocity of the combined mass will change.

2m/s

Momentum is mass multiplied by velocity. The momentum of the two ships would be 300 x 2 = 600 kgm/s and 300 x 1 = 300 kgm/s. So the combined momentum of the two ships would be 900 kgm/s.

It is 600 newton.

2,000 kg-m/s "Apex"

their combined momentum decreases

600kg-m/s apex miles

1,500 kg-m/s900 kg-m/s apex

The new speed for the combined masses will be one-half the original velocity of the moving spaceship, since the momentum is applied to a mass twice as large.

momentum must be conserved momentum = mass*velocity initially momentum = 150*6 +150*0 = 900 kgms-1 final momentum = 300*combinedvelocity = 900 so the final velocity must be 3 ms-1

Momentum is defined as inertia multiplied by velocity. And velocity has a direction. When a object interacts with other objects they collide and change directions.

2 m/sec in the direction of travel of Spaceship 2, assuming they are both in frictionless outer space.

In physics, momentum = mass x velocityhigher the mass or higher the velocity, higher is the momentum. Note, momentum is a vector quantity i.e it has both magnitude and direction. For instance, when two bodies A of velocity 3m/s and B of velocity 6m/s both of equal masses collide, A moves in the direction of B. Mathematically, the momentum of A is given a negative sign(-) meaning that the momentum of A is in the direction of B

momentum

From Newton's third law, when two bodies A and B collide, the force that A exerts on B is equal in magnitude but opposite in direction to the force that B exerts on A. From Newton's second law, this force produces a rate of change of momentum. Both bodies are experienced to the same magnitude in change of momentum but in opposite directions. Net change in momentum is zero. This implies that momentum is conserved.

law of conservation of momentum

Conservation of momentum

Nothing. Momentum is a conserved quantity.