30 September, 08:26

# A small car meshes with a large truck in a head-on collision. Which of the following statements concerning the magnitude of the momentum change during the collision is correct? (There could be more than one correct choice.) A) The magnitude of the momentum change experienced by each one is inversely proportional to its mass. B) The magnitude of the momentum change experienced by each one is directly proportional to its mass. C) The truck experiences the greater magnitude momentum change. D) The small car experiences the greater magnitude momentum change. E) The small car and the truck experience the same magnitude momentum change

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1. 30 September, 11:59
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Option A and Option D

Explanation:

During a collision of two bodies, each body experiences a change in momentum. According to the law of conservation of momentum, total momentum of the system is conserved.

A heavier body will experience smaller change in momentum as compared to a lighter body. Thus, magnitude of change in momentum is inversely proportional to the mass of the body. Option A is correct.

The smaller car would experience a greater magnitude of change in momentum. Option D is correct.