## Identical net forces act for the same length of time on two different spherical masses. Which of the following describes the change in linea

Question

Identical net forces act for the same length of time on two different spherical masses. Which of the following describes the change in linear momentum of the smaller mass compared to that of the larger mass?

a. it is smaller than the change in linear momentum of the larger mass but not zero.
b. It is larger than the change in linear momentum of the larger mass.
c. It is equal to the change in linear momentum of the larger mass.
d. It is zero

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6 months 2021-07-28T03:23:58+00:00 1 Answers 97 views 0

Explanation:

In this exercise we seek the momentum

I = F t

this value is set because forces and time are given.

Now we can use the relationship between linear momentum and momentum

I = p_f – p₀

I = m v_f – m v₀

suppose that the two spheres depart with the same initial velocity

Let’s analyze these results, the value of the impulse is the same, so the body of lower mass must acquire greater speed or momentum

consequently the lighter sphere acquires more final speed, but the change of momentum is the same in the two spheres

Consequently the correct answer is c