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Momentum

In this interactive activity adapted from Wake Forest University, learn about the principle of conservation of momentum. Two carts colliding on an air track demonstrate how momentum is conserved in a closed system. Observe six different scenarios—a moving cart colliding with a stationary cart of lesser, equal, or greater mass in both elastic and inelastic collisions—to see how the motion of the carts changes after each collision.

This media asset was adapted from Wake Forest University's Physics Demo Videos.

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