Conservation of Momentum
Collision Investigation (1-D) SPVM File # 990827-32
Camil Cyr, Adaptated by : Nanouk Paré
Collège de Maisonneuve, John Abbott College
1 to 1 1/2 hour
Related concept(s) :
Momentum Conservation, Work-energy, Dynamics (1-D), Kinematics (1-D)
There was a collision between two cars on Notre-Dame Street in Montreal. Here, students take on the role of an intern working for Montreal police investigators. The object of the investigation is to determine, as accurately as possible, the circumstances surrounding the collision (initial velocity of the vehicles involved, direction vehicles were heading) in order to take action against the drivers at fault under the Criminal Code (dangerous driving causing bodily harm, death or other charges).