BY: Sydney Warrick #Momentum#kettner#tackk
Momentum: The quantity of motion of a moving body, measured as a product of its mass and velocity.
Formula for Momentum: momentum = mass x velocity or p = mv
Why does the letter p represent the word momentum in the formula? For a particle of mass m and velocity v, the momentum p is mv.
How can a heavy moving van have the same momentum as a small motorcycle? They could have the same momentum if the motorcycle is going fast and the van is going slow.
If you threw a piece of clay on the ground it would be a inelastic collision because in an inelastic collision, things stick, energy is lost, and so kinetic energy is not .
Angular momentum, moment of momentum, or rotational momentum is a measure of the amount of rotation an object has, taking into account its mass, shape and speed.