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Two identical cars, each traveling at 16 m/s, slam into a concrete wall and come to rest. In car A.

Two identical cars, each traveling at 16 m/s, slam into a concrete wall and come to rest. In-car A the airbag does not deploy and the driver hits the steering wheel; in car B the driver contacts the deployed airbag.

(a) Is the impulse delivered by the steering wheel to driver A greater than, less than, or equal to the impulse delivered by the airbag to driver B?

(b) Choose the best explanation from among the following:

I. The larger force delivered by the steering wheel delivers a greater impulse.

II. The longer interaction time with the airbag delivers a greater impulse.

III. The change in the momentum of each driver is the same.

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