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Re: Fwd: Audi A8 Achieves Highest Possible Safety Test Rating
> Robert Myers decided to speak these words:
> >None whatsoever, Richard, that is, if you are referring to the head-on
> >vehicle 35 mph crash being equivalent to the 35 mph barrier crash. The
> >physics says that is a true statement. Team Door Handle has nothing to do
> >with it.
> Im confused now. Wouldnt the momentum of the two cars add together and
> cause what would be equivalently a 70 mph collision? What am i
> missing...its been years since my last physics class...
It does add... but momemtum has direction and the sum is zero for
two identical cars hitting head on at the same speed.