The basketball court has a frictional force acting on the feet.
While standing on a basketball court, you throw a ball to a teammate. Why do you not move backwards as a result? Is the law of conservation of momentum violated?
Drag the terms to the appropriate blanks to complete the sentences.
1. The law of conservation of momentum _______ violated, this is possible because the system "you-ball __________ isolated.
2. There is a ___________ that keeps you from moving backward that changes the momentum of the system.
options words: is, is not, friction force of the floor on your feet, gravity force of the Earth on your body.
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