# Investigative Experiment: The Law Of Conservation Of Momentum

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Introduction 2
Method 3
Results 4
Discussion 6
Conclusion 7
Plagiarism Report 6

Introduction
The law of Conservation of Momentum states that the total linear momentum of an isolated system remains constant.
This law is based on Newton’s third law (If body A exerts a force on body B, body B will exert an equal force but opposite force on body A). Thus when objects collide or explode apart, equal forces are exerted on the objects but in the opposite direction. The time of which the forces are in contact with the object is the same for both objects therefore if one object loses momentum the other object must gain an equal amount of momentum.
An isolated system is one which the only forces are between the bodies that are colliding or exploding, no outside forces must be acting. (M.Mann, 2013)

Investigative Question: Is momentum conserved during the collision of a brick and a trolley?
Hypothesis:
The momentum of the trolley before the collision will be equal to the