# Which has the greater acceleration bug or windshield Why?

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

## How does the acceleration of the bug compare to the acceleration of the car?

The change in momentum for the bug and the car will be equal, impulses will be equal in opposite directions and the bug will have a greater acceleration compared to the car, because it has a smaller mass. … They will also have equal changes in momentum.

## Why is the damage to the bug so much greater than the damage to the car?

The mass of the bug is less so therefore the acceleration of the bug (change in direction and speed) is greater for the bug than your car.

## Why do bugs splatter on windshield physics?

Why does the vehicle make such an impact? 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. They either wind up getting trapped in the airflow or flying above the car.

## When a bug hits the windshield of a moving car Why does the bug get squished while the car suffers no significant damage?

The windshield exerts a force of 1N on the bug and the direction that the car is moving. When a bug hits the windshield of a moving car, why does the bug get “squished” while the car suffers no significant damage? The windshield exerts a force of 1N on the bug and the direction that the car is moving.

## Which force is greater when a bug hits a windshield?

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.

## Why are the effects of a collision between a bug and a car’s windshield so different from the effects of a collision between two bugs?

The Bug & Car: When the juicy Junebug splatters on your windshield, the car and the bug feel the same force. The mass of the bug is less so therefore the acceleration of the bug (change in direction and speed) is greater for the bug than your car.

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## 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.

## Which characteristic would most affect the acceleration of an object?

Acceleration depends on the force applied and the mass of the object.

## How do you compare the acceleration when there is different force applied in an object?

It is summarized by the equation: Force (N) = mass (kg) × acceleration (m/s²). Thus, an object of constant mass accelerates in proportion to the force applied. If the same force is applied to two objects of differ- ent mass, the heavier object has less acceleration than the lighter object (Figure 1).

## Why does the bug get squished?

The exoskeleton can prevent many injuries to a bug, but only small damage. Depending on the insect, a large force can easily crack the exoskeleton. The familiar “crunch” of squishing bug is caused by the chitin molecules breaking up from each other.

## Why is there no bugs on my windshield?

The windscreen phenomenon refers to people’s perception that there are fewer insects being splattered on their windscreen than they used to see. … But the data represent one location with a specific environmental context, i.e. climate change effects, agricultural land use, baseline insect populations etc.

## What are the bugs on my windshield?

A red splat means the bug is female (and most likely a mosquito); mostly it’s female bugs that bite. The largest splats are typically large female moths or butterflies. The smallest splats are biting midges, known in the South as “no-see-ums.”

## Why is it that when a bug hits a car windshield passengers Cannot feel the impact?

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.

## When a mosquito hits a parked car’s window which object mosquito or car experiences the larger force?

Neither–they both experience the same force in opposite directions.

## What is the direction of the net force acting on the object at position B?

What is the direction of the net force acting on the object at position B? The net force is zero.