Unit 4: Center of Mass & Momentum

In this unit you will  be learning about Momentum, Collisions, and how to use an object’s Center of Mass in such situations.

Unit 4 Calendar

Lectures:

Quizzes:

  • Center of Mass & Momentum Quiz (written) – on 10/30
  • Chapter 8 Reading Quiz (online) – by 11/1

Online Homework:

  • Online HW 4.1: due 11/1 @ 11:59pm

Labs:

  • Ballistic Pendulum Lab (Conservation of Energy and Conservation of Momentum) (Demonstration)

Test: 11/5

Reading and Book Problems:

  • Chapter 8: Systems of Particles and Conservation of Momentum – Skip the sections labeled “Optional”
    • In section 8-2, focus on the Uniform Stick.
    • Problems: 6, 9, 11, 16, 18, 19, 31, 33, 45, 48, 64, 68, 72, 120, 124
    • Due 11/5
    • Ch 8 Solutions to selected problems

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