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Unit 6: Momentum and Collisions

 Day Tuesday, February 9 Day 0 of U6 (last day of U5) Focus Question(s): What is momentum? What is impulse? How are they related?What did we learn in Unit 5? Activities: Collect: MOP Codes, FBDs for Coaster Project, Lab Notebook Lab M1: Balloon Toss Unit 5 Test (60 minutes) Homework:    Read Chapter 11.1 of your textbook (or The Physics Classroom alternative) Helpful Links:

 Day Thursday, February 11 1 Focus Question(s): What is momentum? What is impulse? How are they related?How can the variables of the impulse-momentum change equation be controlled in order to optimize the safety of a collision? Activities: Discuss Momentum, Impulse, and Impulse-Momentum ChangeThink Sheet: Impulse=Momentum Change Lab M1: Balloon Toss - complete Post-Lab Analysis questions. Applications: Big T vs;. little t; rebounding Think Sheet: Controlling a Collision Lab M2: Impulse and Momentum Change Download: Logger Pro FileIf time allows, look at Unit 5 Test Homework:    Read/Study Chapter 11.1 of your textbook (or The Physics Classroom alternative)Minds On Physics - Momentum: Missions MC1 - MC3 Helpful Links:

 Day Tuesday, February 16 2 Focus Question(s): How can the variables of the impulse-momentum change equation be controlled in order to optimize the safety of a collision?What is meant by the term momentum conservation? Activities: Think Sheet: Controlling a CollisionDemo: Rebounding, Mountain Climber Lab M3: Action-Reaction Lab Post-Lab/Lecture: 3 Things are Always Equal; 1 Thing Can be Different Think Sheet: Momentum Conservation Homework:    Minds On Physics - Momentum: Missions MC1 - MC3WebAssign: Momentum Ass't 1: Impulse-Momentum ChangeRead Chapter 11.2 of Book (or online alternative) Helpful Links:

 Day Thursday, February 18 3 Focus Question(s): What is meant by the term momentum conservation and under what conditions is momentum conserved?How can the law of conservation of momentum to analyze collisions and to predict post-collision velocities? Activities: Review/Warm-up: p. 6, Q#4 and p. 7 Before/After Diagrams Problem-Solving: p. 6, Q#2-4 Momentum Plus Problems: pp. 15-17, Q#1, Q#8 Elastic Collisions - data analysis (p. 9); concept (p and KE is conserved); equation (v1 + v1' = v2 + v2'), problem-solving (p. 16, Q#5) Lab M5 - Inelastic Collisions (Collect Data) Homework:    Minds On Physics - Momentum: Missions MC6 WebAssign: Momentum Ass't 3: Collision Analysis Read Chapter 11.3 of Book (or online alternative) Helpful Links:

 Day Monday, February 22 4 Focus Question(s): How can the law of conservation of momentum to analyze collisions and to predict post-collision velocities?How can one combine momentum conservation with other physical principles to solve so-called momentum-plus problems? Activities: Review/Think Sheet: Action-Reaction and p Conservation: p. 3, Q#1-3 as a Warm-up; pp. 3-4, Q#4-8 as guided/individual PhInt: Inelastic CollisionsLab M4: Before and AfterCollision Analysis (pp. 5-6)As time allows: p. 10, Selected Problems Homework:    Minds On Physics - Momentum: Missions MC4 - MC5WebAssign: Momentum Ass't 2: Momentum Conservation Read/Study Chapter 11.2 of Book (or online alternative) Helpful Links:

 Day Wednesday, February 24 5 Focus Question(s): How can one combine momentum conservation with other physical principles to solve so-called momentum-plus problems?What is an elastic collision and how can one use momentum and energy conservation to analyze an elastic collision problem? Activities: Momentum as a Guide to Thinking (pp. 9-10) Momentum-Plus Problems: Hendy's SpecialElastic Collisions (p. 16, Q#6 and p. 17, Q#7) Lab M5 - Inelastic Collisions (Collect Data/Finish Lab)Quiz on Momentum Conservation Homework:    WebAssign: Momentum Ass't 4: Collision AnalysisMinds On Physics - Momentum: Missions MC10Read/Study Chapter 11.3 of Book (or online alternative) Helpful Links:

 Day Friday, February 26 6 Focus Question(s): What is an elastic collision and how can one use momentum and energy conservation to analyze an elastic collision problem?How can momentum conservation be applied to analyze a two-dimensional collision? Activities: Return Quiz/Look at Quiz Key Physics Interactive: Fish CatchWebAssign Follow-upWork Time: == WebAssign Makeup Quiz == WebAssign Internet Problems == WebAssign Momentum Ass't 6 == Minds On Physics - Missions MC1-MC6, MC10 Hand in Lab Notebook Homework:    WebAssign: Momentum Ass't 5: Collision AnalysisRead/Study Chapter 11.3 of Book (or online alternative) Helpful Links:

 Day Tuesday, March 1 7 Focus Question(s): What is an elastic collision and how can one use momentum and energy conservation to analyze an elastic collision problem?How can momentum conservation be applied to analyze a two-dimensional collision? Activities: Discuss 2-D Collisions; do pp. 11-13 Lab M9 - Two-Dimensional CollisionsWork Time (20-30 minutes?): == WebAssign Makeup Quiz == WebAssign Internet Problems == WebAssign Momentum Ass't 6 == Minds On Physics - Missions MC1 - MC6, MC10 Homework:    WebAssign: Momentum Ass't 6: Collision AnalysisWebAssign: Momentum Internet Problems Read/Study Chapter 11.3 of Book (or online alternative) Helpful Links:

 Day Thursday, February 3 8 Focus Question(s): To be announced. What did we learn this unit? Activities: Start Unit 7 Test on Unit 6 Homework:    To be announced. Helpful Links:

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