Demolition Derby

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Demolition Derby
An investigation of the Impulse - Momentum Theorem
Tim Patterson
Bill Paine
Daniel DuBrow
Ben Jablonski
Matthew Moran
Jason Deitrich
Premise of Investigation
 In
demolition derbys, lots of stuff get
destroyed because of the many
collisions that take place.
 How
can we use physics and math to
analyze these collisions?
Suggested setup
In this investigation, students will analyze the
effects of different factors on collisions,
including force, time interval, and change in
 This investigation is appropriate for linking
early calculus with the physics of motion,
specifically the Impulse-Momentum Theorem
and 1st and 2nd time derivatives of
Diagram of our setup
Demolition Car
Data and Results
 Logger
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