MOMENTUM

what is it??????

  • the product of an object's mass and velocity
  • an object that is not moving has a momentum of 0
  • to calculate momentum: mass times velocity
  • momentum is measured in kg m/s
  • the total momentum before an event is equal to the total momentum after an event

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

question: if an object has a mass of 2000 kg, what is its momentum?

Trick question! The momentum is 0 because the object is not moving

200 x 0 = 0 kg m/s

now you know all you need to know about momentum...

youre welcome! from claudio

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