This video takes you to a speedway in New York. It explains the weight of the car and the impact the car creates during a wreck. The video shows you the wall around the track, made of foam, that increases the impact time during a wreck. The narrator also mentions mass, velocity, impulse, and change in momentum. Run time 04:20.

A simple conservation of momentum problem involving an ice skater and a ball. This video, which is suitable for high school students, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification. (06:00)

What momentum is and a simple problem involving momentum. This video, which is suitable for high school students, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification. (09:18)

This NASA video segment explores how Newton's Laws of Motion apply to the lift of an airplane. An instructor at NASA's National Test Pilot School teaches that for an airplane to overcome the downward force of its weight, it must change the momentum of the air molecules colliding with the wings. This is accomplished by changing the air's vertical velocity through increased propeller speed, sharpened angles of attack, widened wings or curved wings. Onscreen formulas and calculations represent the forces mathematically. For example, in one part, the instructor derives a formula from Newton's second law to calculate the minimum flying speed of an aircraft. The instructor then flies the aircraft to test his calculations. Run time 14:15.

Angular momentum is constant when there is no net torque. This video, which is suitable for high school students, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification. Run time (10:12)

A rather dizzy Professor Bowley sacrifices his well-being in the name of science. Explains and shows momentum. Some of this video is for higher level students, but there are some experiments that are done that could be interesting to younger students. Video is of good quality and would be good for high school students. Run time 07:07.

From learner.org, produced by California Institute of Technology

An old momentum with a new twist. Kepler's second law of planetary motion, which is rooted here in a much deeper principle, imagined a line from the sun to a planet that sweeps out equal areas in equal times. Angular momentum is a twist on momentum -- the cross product of the radius vector and momentum. A force with twist is torque. When no torque acts on a system, the angular momentum of the system is conserved.

An example of conservation of momentum in two dimensions is finished in this segment. This video, which is suitable for high school students, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification. (09:32)

An example of conservation of momentum in two dimensions. This video, which is suitable for high school students, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification. Run time 10:35.

From learner.org, produced by California Institute of Technology

(When you click on the link, please go to Video #44 for this particular video.) The new meaning of space and time make it necessary to formulate a new mechanics. Starting from the conservation of momentum, it turns out among other things that E = MC 2. (29:02)

From learner.org, produced by California Institute of Technology

If The Mechanical Universe is a perpetual clock, what keeps it ticking away till the end of time? Taking a cue from Descartes, momentum -- the product of mass and velocity -- is always conserved. Newton's laws embody the concept of conservation and momentum. This law provides a powerful principle for analyzing collisions, even at the local pool hall.

From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by Wake Forest University, Department of Physics

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.

Stephen Gioia visits a race track to take a look at momentum and impulse. He talks to drivers and checks out the safety features built into the wall of the track, and the cars. This video will help you understand how the duration (time) of a collision can reduce the impulse of a crash (04:20).

Demonstrations of and Introduction to Conservation of Momentum
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Content Times:
0:10 Deriving Conservation of Momentum
1:33 Demonstrating Conservation of Momentum
1:53 Analyzing the demonstration
3:29 How a rocket works

Review of the topics of Linear Momentum and Impulse covered in the AP Physics 1 curriculum.

Content Times:
0:16 Linear Momentum
0:51 Conservation of Momentum
1:26 Types of Collisions
2:29 Newton’s Second Law in terms of Momentum
3:16 Impulse
4:11 Impulse during collisions

Now that we have learned about conservation of momentum, let’s apply what we have learned to an “explosion”. Okay, it’s really just the nerd-a-pult launching a ball while on momentum carts.
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Content Times:
0:38 The demonstration
1:16 The known values
2:07 Solving the problem using conservation of momentum
4:00 Measuring the final velocity of the nerd-a-pult
4:39 Determining relative error
5:09 What happens with a less massive projectile?

An important review highlighting differences between the equations for Conservation of Momentum, Impact Force and Impulse.
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Content Times:
0:17 Conservation of Momentum
1:01 An explosion is a collision in reverse
1:22 Impact Force
1:39 Impulse
2:16 Impulse equals 3 things
2:53 How many objects are in these equations?

A big THANK YOU to Elle Konrad who let me borrow several of her old dance costumes!

Calculus based review of conservation of momentum, the momentum version of Newton’s second law, the Impulse-Momentum Theorem, impulse approximation, impact force, elastic, inelastic and perfectly inelastic collisions, position, velocity and acceleration of the center of mass of a system of particles, center of mass of a rigid object with shape, and volumetric, surface and linear mass densities.
For the calculus based AP Physics C mechanics exam.
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Content Times:
0:11 Momentum
0:38 Momentum and Newton’s Second Law
1:44 Conservation of Momentum
2:35 Impulse-Momentum Theorem
4:23 Impulse Approximation and Force of Impact
5:32 Elastic, Inelastic, and Perfectly Inelastic Collisions
6:39 Position of the Center of Mass of a System of Particles
7:19 Velocity of the Center of Mass of a System of Particles
7:54 Acceleration of the Center of Mass of a System of Particles
8:31 Center of Mass of a Rigid Object with Shape
10:09 Volumetric, Surface, and Linear Mass Density

A 28.8 g yellow air hockey disc elastically strikes a 26.9 g stationary red air hockey disc. If the velocity of the yellow disc before the collision is 33.6 cm/s in the x direction and after the collision it is 10.7 cm/s at an angle 63.4° S of E, what is the velocity of the red disc after the collision? This is an AP Physics 1 topic. Want momentum.html">Lecture Notes?

Content Times:
0:12 The problem
1:49 Breaking the initial velocity of disc 1 into its components
3:06 Conservation of momentum in the x-direction
5:24 Conservation of momentum in the y-direction
6:26 Solving for the final velocity of disc 2 using its components
8:40 Was this an elastic collision?
12:39 Movie Character Day!

By the time students learn about all the equations for mechanical energy, momentum, impulse and impact force, they often start to confuse the equations with one another. This is a straightforward, simple look at all of those equations and when to use them.
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Content Times:
0:14 Tacky Sweater Day!
0:22 Conservation of Mechanical Energy
0:54 Work due to Friction equals Change in Mechanical Energy
1:30 Net Work equals change in Kinetic Energy
3:01 Conservation of Momentum does NOT require the work due to friction to be zero
3:28 The initial and final points when dealing with momentum are predetermined
3:56 Impulse does not equal Impact Force

Thank you to Sophie Jones and her family for letting me use six of their sweaters in this video!

• Description of "Algebra Wall" -- a challenge for many students under previous standards • Ramp building from kindergarten to Algebra in all domains. (02:08)

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Walter Lewin demonstrates the phenomena of precession using a bicycle wheel gyroscope. His students can't believe what they see and neither will you. To quote Lewin the process is totally "nonintuitive". (03:13)

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