Physics Unit 8 - Linear Momentum

High School, College, and AP Physics 1

Linear momentum is an awesome topic and one in which most students find quite fun! We get to explore all sort of collisions and interactions with objects specifically focusing on one topic - momentum!

This course will cover momentum and its related topics in depth. We will begin with a nice introduction to momentum and immediately begin connected it to Newton's Laws, specifically Newton's 2nd Law. Here will dive in to the concept of impulse and what changes linear momentum.

Most importantly however is the law of conservation of momentum. We will expand on this topic quite a bit and analyze various types of collisions and interactive and observe how momentum is conserved within given systems. This will all be connected with mechanical energy as we explore both elastic and inelastic collisions.


Your Instructor


Corey Mousseau
Corey Mousseau

Corey Mousseau is a highly qualified classroom science teacher in New York State. He has been teaching physics and related courses in NY State for over 15 years.

Physics is often overwhelming for many students. Over the years Corey has mastered the art of exciting students into falling in love with this wonderful field of science. Through a blend of conceptual understanding, demonstrations, and quantitative analysis Corey has found the correct formula for engaging individuals into highly successful physics students.

Corey holds a degree in secondary education in physics as well as a master's degree in integrating technology in the classroom. He a high school Cross Country Coach, a Science Olympiad Coach, and a New York State Master Teacher. Corey has a lovely wife, two young boys, and teachers at Plattsburgh High School in upstate NY.

While at Plattsburgh High School (PHS) Corey has had the opportunity to teach many different courses which have all had a focus on excellence, rigor, and mastery.

Courses Corey currently teaches during the traditional school day:

  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics 2
  • NY State Regents Physics
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • Robotics 1
  • Robotics 2
  • Science Olympiad

Corey has been a dedicated science teacher since he was 22 years old and has influenced countless students along the way. His students show him respect, admiration, and commitment and he provides them with the same. Ask any student at PHS - Mr. Mousseau cares and is more than willing to help you become the strongest physics student you can.


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