Mission MC5: Momentum Conservation

Mission MC5 focuses on the application of the momentum conservation principle to analyze a colliision and determine the pre- or post-collision momentum of an object or to determine if system momentum is conserved in a given collision. The mission consists of 40 questions organized into 10 Question Groups. You must answer one question from each Question Group to complete the mission. The learning outcomes for this mission are ...

Learning Outcomes

  • The student should be able to determine a momentum change and a total system momentum and to state what momentum conservation means.
  • The student should be able to use momentum conservation to determine the final momentum or the initial momentum of an object involved in a collision.


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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 b


Video Tutorials:

Action-Reaction and the Law of Momentum Conservation


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: