Momentum 8.5: Additional Problem 1

 

Description

A  0.5-kg ball on an air track is attached to a compressed spring (at x=0 the spring is unstretched) as shown in the animation (position is in meters and time is in seconds). 

Question

Determine which curve properly represents the momentum of the mass during the animation.  Start

Answer

Graph 4.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 7-4, Giancoli-SE: 9-4.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni.

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