Conservation of Momentum Derivation and Rocket Demonstration (8:35)
Newton’s Second Law in terms of Momentum is introduced and used to derive Conservation of Linear Momentum. A water rocket in slow motion is used to demonstrate this as well. This is an AP Physics C: Mechanics topic.
0:00 Reviewing Momentum
1:08 Newton’s Second Law - Momentum Version
4:32 Conservation of Momentum Derivation
5:19 Rocket Demonstration
- I combined instructions from these two different sources to create my water rocket launcher. Also, all of my 2 liter bottles had an opening which was to small to fit the 1/2” PVC pipe. So, I warmed the neck of the 2 liter bottle in boiling water and fitted it over the 1/2” PVC pipe to stretch the opening to fit. 😀
- Photo Credits: Principia Title Page and Principia page 83.