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What is a velocity vector diagram?

Vector diagrams are diagrams that depict the direction and relative magnitude of a vector quantity by a vector arrow. Vector diagrams can be used to describe the velocity of a moving object during its motion. For example, a vector diagram could be used to represent the motion of a car moving down the road.

What is a momentum vector diagram?

To construct a momentum vector diagram (MVD), we use the idea of motion diagrams together with the graphing vectors to create the momentum vector. In Fig. 3 a 2-kg object is moving to the right at a speed of 3 m/s. The momentum vector can be found by multiplying the velocity and mass of the object.

How do you find the momentum vector?

Momentum is a derived quantity, calculated by multiplying the mass, m (a scalar quantity), times velocity, v (a vector quantity). This means that the momentum has a direction and that direction is always the same direction as the velocity of an object’s motion. The variable used to represent momentum is p.

How do you find velocity vector?

Start with this equation: vf = vo + a x t. Convert the original velocity into vector component notation. Use the equation vx = v cos theta to find the x coordinate of the original velocity vector: 44.0 x cos 35 degrees = 36.0.

What are velocity diagrams used for?

Hint: Velocity diagrams are the diagrams that use a vector arrow to indicate the direction and the relative magnitude of a vector quantity. To define the velocity of a moving object during the phase, vector diagrams may be used.

How do you find momentum after a collision?

Multiply the second object’s mass by its velocity. For example, if it weighs1,000 and has a velocity of -30 meters per second, then its momentum will be 30,000 kg meters per second. Add the two velocities together to determine which way the objects will move after collision.