Momentum

What is Momentum?

MOMENTUM

Momentum is the quantity of motion of a moving object. It is a vector quantity that is the product of the MASS and the VELOCITY of an object.

LAW OF CONSERVATION OF MOMENTUM

The law of conservation of momentum states that the momentum of an object before an event is equal to the total momentum after the event
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EQUATION FOR MOMENTUM

Momentum (kg m/s) = mass (kg) x velocity (m/s)

CALCULATING MOMENTUM

If an object is at rest, and has a mass of 2000 kg, what it its momentum?


An object at rest has a momentum of zero regardless of its mass. Therefore, the momentum of the object is ZERO

GCSE Science Physics Unit 2. Mechanics Lesson 14: Momentum 1