A60-kg person is traveling in a car moving at 16 m/s, when the car hits a barrier. the person is not wearing a seat belt,

A60-kg person is traveling in a car moving at 16 m/s, when the car hits a barrier. the person is not wearing a seat belt, but is stopped by an air bag in a time interval of 0.20 s. determine the average force that the air bag exerts on the person?

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  1. Using conservation of momentum, we can solve for the force that the air bag exerts on the person.

    Recall the equation for momentum (p):

    [tex]p = mv = F*dt[/tex]

    We can solve for total momentum, then divide by out time interval. This gets us:

    [tex](60kg)(16m/s) = F(0.2s)


F = 4800N[/tex]

    F = 4800N

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