In chapter 7, students are introduced to the concepts of center of mass, the impulse-momentum theorem, and conservation of energy. This is done by considering a binary star system, mass-spring system, and scattering in the Rutherford Experiment. Exercises are suggested.
Center of Mass, Conservation of Energy, Binary Stars, Rutherford Experiment, Mass on a Spring
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Morgan, W.A. and English, L.Q., "07 Conservation of Momentum and Energy" (2019). VPython for Introductory Mechanics. 6.