Energy and Momentum Conservation Level 1

You will be presented with two Vernier Dynamics carts that are originally at rest. A spring activated plunger will force these two carts to move apart. The two carts have different masses placed on top of them. You will be told the total energy given to the two cars by the compressed spring. Your job is to find the speed of the cars as they move apart.

When you are ready to start the problem, click on the Begin button and when you have finished your calculations hit End to submit your results.

When you are ready to start the problem, click on the Begin button and when you have finished your calculations hit End to submit your results.

Begin

Find the speed of each cart after the compressed spring on cart 1 is triggered. Each cart has a mass of 500 grams plus the masses that are shown on top of the cart.

When you are ready to submit your predictions, click on the end button.

End

Enter Your Answers Below

Don't Enter Units and Remember Speed Should Always be a Positive Number.

Your Name:

Cart 1 Speed (m/s):

Cart 2 Speed (m/s):

After you type in your answers, click on the trigger on the top of cart 1 to start the carts in motion and see if your predictions were accurate.

Person's Name

Speed

Speed

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