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Problem: Which undergoes the greatest change in momentum: (1) a baseball that is caught, (2) a baseball that is thrown, or (3) a baseball that is caught and then thrown back, if all of the baseballs have the same speed just before being caught and just after being thrown?

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Momentum:

p=mv where m is the mass and v is the velocity

Change in momentum:

Δp = mvf - mv0 = m(vf - v0)

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Which undergoes the greatest change in momentum: (1) a baseball that is caught, (2) a baseball that is thrown, or (3) a baseball that is caught and then thrown back, if all of the baseballs have the same speed just before being caught and just after being thrown?

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