# When a bug splats on your car windshield the force on the bug is quizlet?

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The force that the windshield exerts on the bug and the force that the bug exerts on the windshield are the same magnitude. Consider question 7. Which has the greater acceleration: the bug or the windshield? The bug has the greater acceleration because it has the smaller mass.

## When a bug hits a car’s windshield it splats because the force of the car on the bug is greater than the force of the bug hitting the car?

Newton’s 2nd law of motion:

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Since the collision time duration is very small while the momentum change of the bug is very big, the force is very very large on the bug. The poor bug’s body simply cannot withstand that force and splats. Of course, the exact same force is exerted on the car from Newton’s 3rd law.

## When a bug collides with a car’s windshield the impulse exerted on the bug by the car is?

Science Chapter 13 Newtons law

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momentum is conserved in elastic collisions. true (momentum is conserved whenever there is no external forces acting on a system)
When a bug collides with a car’s windshield, the impulse exerted on the bug by the car is equal to the impulse exerted by the bug on the car

## When a bug splatters on the windshield of a moving truck which object experiences the greater change in velocity?

The lower mass object always receives the greater velocity change and acceleration. 10.

## When a bug snacks into the windshield of a car which experiences the larger force the bug or the windshield?

The magnitude of these forces are equal, though an illusion is created that the windshield exerts a greater force on the bug, simply because the bug has a tiny mass whereas the car has a great mass.

## Why do bugs splatter on windshield physics?

Why does the vehicle make such an impact? Insects are less likely to hit the windshield when a vehicle is traveling slower. This is due to the “physics of airflow” around the vehicle. They either wind up getting trapped in the airflow or flying above the car.

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## Why is it that when a bug hits a car windshield passengers Cannot feel the impact?

It doesn’t matter if one car is heavier (more massive) than the other. The push force from one car will equal the push force from the other. … The force of the bug on the windshield is equal to the force of the windshield on the bug, only in the opposite direction.

## What kind of collision is a bug hitting a windshield?

Amory W. This is an inelastic collision because of the word “splat”. “splat” means to flatten and in this case also implies to stick to the windshield. Recall that inelastic collision means the objects deform and join together.

## When an insect hits a car each of them exert the same force?

According to third law of motion – For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. So, the force exerted by car on insect will be same as force exerted by insect on car.

## When a bug collides with a car’s windshield the change in momentum of the bug is?

The total momentum of the system bug-car stays the same during the collision, so the change in the car’s momentum is equal and opposite to the change in the bug’s momentum. Since the car’s mass is much higher than the bug’s mass, the bug’s velocity will change much more than the car’s velocity.

## When a bug traveling west hits the windshield of a car that is traveling east What can be said about the collision?

When a bug traveling west hits the windshield of a car traveling east, what can be said about then collision? SAME! the bug and the car feel the same size force.

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## What makes a bug splat?

Inside rockets, gas is produced. When the rockets push that gas backward out of the rocket, a reaction force occurs that pushes the rocket forward. Bugs Go Splat! Splat!

## Which exerts the larger force the bug on the car or the car on the bug?

So, even though the bug and car exert equal forces on each other, the acceleration of the bug is A LOT bigger because its mass is so much smaller.

## Which experiences a larger acceleration the bug or the car?

The mass of the bug is less so therefore the acceleration of the bug (change in direction and speed) is greater for the bug than your car.

## Which vehicle experiences the greater force of impact?

since the mass of the truck is greater than that of the car, it will experience a greater force of impact. Mass of the truck is greater than that of the car. Thus, the truck will experience a greater change in momentum as compared to the car.

## When you hit a baseball with a bat which object experiences the greatest force of impact?

The force that the baseball exerts on the bat and the force that the bat exerts on the baseball are the same magnitude. Which has the greater acceleration: the bat or the ball? The ball because it has a smaller mass than the bat. You just studied 11 terms!