Momentum and motion - Momentum

Momentum and motion



In this lesson, we will learn:

  • the term "momentum" in everyday usage versus the physics definition
  • standard units for momentum calculations
  • problem solving with momentum


  • Momentum is the "quantity of motion", and can be thought of as how difficult it is to stop an object in motion.


p=mv\vec{p} = m \vec{v}

p:\vec{p}: momentum, in kilogram meters per second (kg∙m/s)

m:m: mass, in kilograms (kg)

v:\vec{v}: velocity, in meters per second (m/s)

  • 1.
    Finding the Momentum of an Object
  • 2.
    momentum = mass ∙ velocity
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Momentum and motion

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