## What is Momentum?

# All about Momentum!

Momentum is the quantity of motion of a moving body, measured as a product of its mass and velocity.

## What is conservation of Momentum?

The law of momentum conservation can be stated as follows. For a collision occurring between object 1 and object 2 in an isolated system, the total momentum of the two objects before the collision is equal to the total momentum of the two objects after the collision.

## what is the formula of momentum?

t's a term that describes a relationship between the mass and velocity of an object, and we can see this when it is written in equation form, p = mv, where p is momentum, m is mass in kg and v is velocity in m/s.

## why does the letter P stand for momentum?

Before the word "momentum" was decided upon, they used "impetus". Impetus comes from the latin, "petere," to go towards or rush upon. Petere is where the p comes from.

## How can a heavy moving van have the same momentum as a small motorcycle?

Momentum = Mass x Velocity. They could have the same momentum if the motorcycle is going fast and the van is going slow. If the van weighs ten times as much as the motorcycle, and is driving 5 mph it would have the same momentum as the motorcycle driving 50 mph.

## what is the difference between a "sticky" collision and a "non-sticky" collision.

A sticky collision is when its head on and a non sticky collision is when its not head on

inelastic collision because it just hit the ground and would stay and wouldn't move.

## what is angular momentum?

the quantity of rotation of a body, which is the product of its moment of inertia and its angular velocity.