This worksheet helps students to understand the basic definition of linear momentum. The questions highlight the fact that momentum is a vector quantity. Also, the student is asked to differentiate between momentum and inertia. Finally, the student is asked to calculate the momentum of a system of two particles in one dimension.
This is appropriate for a high school physics course. I usually use it as either an in-class activity or as homework right after I introduce the concept of momentum. It could also be used as a review of the concept of momentum for an AP Physics course.
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