Conservation of Momentum & Friction


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Conservation of Momentum & Friction

  2. 2. CONTENTS
  3. 3. CONSERVATION OF MOMENTUM• For an isolated system in the absence of an external force the total momentum remains unchanged i) Conservation Of Angular Momentum• According to the law of conservation of angular momentum for a closed system the angular momentum always remains constant until and unless there is no external torque acting on the system. EXAMPLE• During skating if the skater folds his or her hands then he is able to rotate at a greater speed as compared to when he opens his hands wide. This is on account of conservation of angular momentum.
  4. 4. ii) Conservation Of Linear Momentum• All the bodies have the power of exerting a force on other bodies that are in their line of motion. The magnitude or quantity that measures this capacity of the bodies is called linear momentum.• The law of conservation of linear momentum states that the momentum will remain constant no matter what, until and unless, any external force comes into action.
  5. 5. Conservation of Momentum Examples• When atoms collide with each other the law of conservation of momentum is followed.• When the bullet hits the wooden block the law of conservation of momentum is followed and the block rises to a particular height.• When two cars hit each other in an accident then the law of conservation of momentum is followed.• When a baseball is hit by the bat the law of conservation of momentum is followed.• When two runners collide in a race then the law is followed.• Two billiard balls colliding with each other.
  7. 7. FrictionSuppose you decide to ride a skateboard.You push off the ground and start moving.According to Newton’s First Law of Motion, if no other forces are acting on your skateboard, you will continue to move….BUTWhat happens?
  8. 8. FrictionYour skateboard slows down because of friction.Friction is the force that opposes motion between two surfaces that are touching each other.The amount of friction depends on two things: Kind of surface. Forces pressing the surfaces together.
  9. 9. What Causes Friction?Even though a surface may look smooth, if you magnify the surface it isn’t smooth.Everything is made of molecules. The molecules come together to make bumps. Some surfaces have molecules that leave large bumps and some leave smaller bumps, but all surfaces have bumps.Microwelds occur when two bumpy surfaces are rubbed up against each other they stick together.
  10. 10. Static FrictionSuppose your little brother gets into a box and wants you to move him. He is too heavy to lift.You try to push the box and it doesn’t move.What type of acceleration does it have?Remember Newton’s Second Law of MotionIf the acceleration is zero, the net force is zero.Therefore, because you can’t move it, another force is being applied to cancel out your force.That opposing force is friction caused by the microwelds between the bottom of the box and the floor.This type of friction is called static friction.
  11. 11. Sliding FrictionTo help you move your little brother, you decide to ask a friend.You both push and slowly, but not easily, the box starts to slide across the floor.When you stop pushing, it quickly stops moving.Sliding the box is difficult and there is still resistance.Although you have overcome the microwelds, there is still a sliding friction occurring.
  12. 12. Sliding FrictionSliding Friction is the force that opposes the motion of two surfaces sliding past each other.Sliding friction is caused by microwelds constantly breaking and then forming again as the box slides along the floor.To keep the box moving, you must continually apply a force to overcome sliding friction.
  13. 13. Rolling FrictionHave you ever seen a car stuck in the snow. Every time the driver steps on the gas, the tires just spin and the car doesn’t go anywhere?This is because there isn’t enough friction between the slippery ground and the tires.How could you create more friction to get the tires to move the car?Drop sand, gravel, put a board under each of the front tires.
  14. 14. Rolling FrictionThe friction between the rolling tires and the ground is called rolling friction.Rolling friction works partly because of microwelds.Rolling friction is much less friction than static or sliding friction.
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