High School Physics

conservation of momentum problem

Explosion and Conservation of Momentum

An explosion can be thought of as a single object separating into two or more fragments. In this post, we will see if the law of conservation of momentum is maintained during an explosion. We will solve related numerical problems as well. Some familiar examples of explosions are: a bomb blowing into fragments a bullet […]

How do Rockets work?

How do rockets work? As the rocket engines operate, some kind of fuel (liquid or solid) is burnt. The engines continuously eject burned fuel gases. As these exhaust gases have both mass and velocity, they have some momentum as well. By the principle of conservation of momentum, the rocket’s momentum changes by this same amount […]

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