Change in momentum:
We'll break the velocity into x and y components.
Balls A and B roll across a table, then collide and bounce off each other. The paths of the two balls are pictured (viewed from above) in the diagram. (Figure 1)
a) Which set of arrows best represents the change in momentum for balls A and B?
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