# You asked: Which force is greater when a bug hits a windshield?

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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.

## When a bug hits the windshield of a car the force of the car on the bug equals the force of the bug on the car?

1 Expert Answer 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.

## Which of the two forces are greater the force on the bug or the force on the windshield?

1. 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.

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## Which force is greater when a bus hits a bug and the bug splatters on the windshield?

Answer: In the interaction between the bus and the bug, we can call the force “bus pushes bug” the action force. Then the force “bug pushes bus” is the reaction force. Since these forces are a Newton’s Third Law action/reaction force pair, they are exactly the same size.

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

Force experienced by both insect and car will be equal and opposite if hit one dimensionally. This is according to Newton’s laws of motion and The law of Equi-preference(my theory).

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

Newton’s 2nd law of motion:

But as the car is much stronger and more massive this has extremely little effect. In the end it all comes down to the fragility and small mass of the bug – if it was a steel ball or a stone of the same size but much higher mass, the windshield migth be shattered.

## 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.

## Do bugs die before they hit the windshield?

They mostly stay on the windshield. If it has an exoskeleton, a leg might break off and fly away… but for the most part, if the bug sticks, then that’s the whole bug. If it doesn’t: it’ll be mostly gone.

## What are the 3 laws of motion?

The laws are: (1) Every object moves in a straight line unless acted upon by a force. (2) The acceleration of an object is directly proportional to the net force exerted and inversely proportional to the object’s mass. (3) For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

## What is the reaction force of a bat hitting a ball?

The ball exerts an equal and opposite force on the bat. This is the reaction force. … The baseball forces the bat in one direction and the bat forces the ball in the opposite direction. The two forces create an interaction pair on different objects and are equal in strength and opposite in direction.