Mission MC9: Hit and Bounce Collision Analysis

Mission MC9 focuses on the use of momentum principles to analyze collisions in which objects collide and bounce off each other. You will have to complete a before-after collision table, indicating the amount of momentum possessed by individual objects and by the system of objects.  The mission consists of 24 questions organized into 6 Question Groups. You must answer one question from each Question Group to complete the mission. The learning outcome for this mission is ...

Learning Outcome

  • The student should be able to utilize the principle of momentum conservation to solve collision problems for an unknown pre- or post-collision velocity.


Launch Mission MC9


Getting Help

If you are not familiar with this topic, then you should first learn about the topic using our written Tutorial or our Video Tutorial:

The Physics Classroom, Momentum and Its Conservation Unit, Lesson 2, Part d


Video Tutorial:

Collision Analysis and Problem-Solving



Question-Specific Help

Each Question Group has its own Help page with information specific to the question. You can access the Help page from within the mission by tapping on the Help Me! icon (textbook). For your convenience, links to those pages are provided below: