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

Asked by nishmita bandekar | 17th Jan, 2011, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

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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Answered by  | 17th Jan, 2011, 10:00: PM

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