Can a body have energy without momentum?Explain.

Asked by aashish | 16th Dec, 2013, 10:23: PM

Expert Answer:

Yes, a body can have energy without possessing momentum.
A body may have potential energy and still can be at rest. This means it would have zero momentum and still it could possess energy.
E.g. A brick placed on the top of a building has a PE = mgh, but has got no momentum because it is not moving.

Answered by Faiza Lambe | 17th Dec, 2013, 08:32: AM

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