To: **billorites**

nope ...

Where m is the inertial mass of the velocity, and T is the time from the initial state to the final state; the expression on the right of the equation being the limit as T goes to zero.

I think you are thinking about Kinetic Energy, which is a bit different. particle, vo is its initial velocity, v is its final That formula is probably what you meant, and that is given as:

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So, yes, the faster you go, the harder you hit. Having a heavy car means that you hit harder; although the heavy car can absorb the impact by deformation (hopefully in a manner that protects the occupants).

23 posted on **11/24/2003 1:26:23 PM PST** by Hodar
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To: **Hodar**

Yeah, kinetic energy. That's the ticket.

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