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2.4 Momentum and impulse

Experiments

Here are experiments our science specialists have selected to support the IB* topic.

Impulse and Momentum

Experiment #19 from Physics with Vernier

  • Measure a cart’s momentum change and compare it to the impulse it receives.
  • Compare average and peak forces in impulses.

Momentum, Energy and Collisions

Experiment #18 from Physics with Vernier

  • Observe collisions between two carts, testing for the conservation of momentum.
  • Measure energy changes during different types of collisions.
  • Classify collisions as elastic, inelastic, or completely inelastic.

Educational Standard
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Subject
Physics
Section
Core
Topic
2. Mechanics

* The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.

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