# Quick Answer: Is a mosquito crashing into a windshield acceleration?

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## 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.

## What is the reaction force to a bug hitting your windshield?

Newton’s laws of motion require an equal and opposite force. The bug hits the windshield with the same magnitude of force as the windshield hits the bug, just in opposing directions.

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## Does a bug hitting the windshield of a car make the car slow down?

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. … Horse flies are just one of the many insects that can collide with your car windshield.

## 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:

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.

## Which force is greater the bug smashing against the windshield or the windshield smashing the bug?

What about a bug hitting a car windshield? The force of the bug on the windshield is equal to the force of the windshield on the bug, only in the opposite direction.

## Which has greater acceleration from the collision bug on windshield?

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

Science Chapter 13 Newtons law

A B
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

## At what speed do bugs splatter?

Studies have shown that at speeds of less than 35 mph bugs will blow pass your car, and survive. At speeds greater than 35 mph they splatter.

## 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.

## Why are there no insects on my windscreen?

While experts say the phenomenon is “near impossible” to prove, the changing shape of cars and increase in traffic on the roads could also be to blame. Motors are now more aerodynamic, meaning fewer insects are likely to hit the windshield.

## 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.

## When a bug splats on your car windshield the force on the bug is group of answer choices?

The force that the windshield exerts on the bug and the force that the bug exerts on the windshield are the same magnitude. The bug has the greater acceleration because it has the smaller mass. The windshield has the greater acceleration because it has the greater mass.

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## When driving down the road a bug splatters on your windshield which feels the greater force the windshield or the bug?

Which is greater: the force of the bug on the windshield, or the force of the windshield on the bug? 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.

## When a bug and a car collide which exerts the greater force?

In the present case also the force of action and reaction will be equal and opposite and will act on the two bodies. let F be the force. so the car will be minimally affected. Insect will experience greater force as its momentum was very small infornt of massive momentum of car.