Newton's Laws 8.2: Additional Problem 8


Description

A puck moving on an air hockey table at constant speed receives a momentary "push" in the +y- direction at x=0 as shown in each of the animations below (position is in meters and time is in seconds). 

Question

Which animation correctly shows the motion of the puck after it is pushed?

Start animation 1 Start animation 2 Start animation 3 Start animation 4

Answer

Animation 1.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 4-7, Giancoli-SE: 4-7.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Mario Belloni.

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