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Impulse and Momentum

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1. A 4.0-kg block slides along a frictionless surface with a constant speed of 5.0 m/s. Two seconds after it begins sliding, a horizontal, time-dependent force is applied to the mass. The force is removed eight seconds later. The graph shows how the force on the block varies with time.
A. What is the magnitude of the total impulse of the force acting on the block?

B. What approximately, is the speed of the block at t=11 seconds

2. A bullet of mass m is fired at speed v0 into a wooden block of mass M. The bullet instantaneously comes to rest in the block. The block with the embedded bullet slides along a horizontal surface with a coefficient of kinetic friction u.
Which one of the following expressions determines how far the block slides before it comes to rest?

3. In the game of billiards, all the balls have approximately the same mass, about 0.17 kg. In the figure, the cue ball strikes another ball such that if follows the path shown. The other ball has a speed of 1.5 m/s immediately after the collision. What is the speed of the cue ball after the collision?


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Impulse and Momentum are investigated. The solution is detailed and well presented.