Momenta, Impulses, and Collisions

  • Oliver M. O’Reilly

Abstract

Here, the linear and angular momenta of a particle are discussed. In particular, conditions for the conservation of these kinematical quantities are established. This is followed by a discussion of impact problems where particles are used as models for the impacting bodies.

Keywords

Angular Momentum Linear Momentum Massive Object Impact Problem Kinematical Quantity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Oliver M. O’Reilly
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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