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Mon January 17, 2011 By: Nishmita Bandekar

a lighter body and a heavier body have same momentum.which has greater kinetic energy?justify

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Mon January 17, 2011
Dear Student,
KE = mv2/2 = p2/2m   .. where p = mv is linear momentum.
Since for same momentum KE is inversely propotional to the mass, KE of lighter body is greater than that of heavier body.
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