can a body have energy without momentum & momentum without energy?

Asked by Rupali Sharma | 27th Feb, 2011, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear student
Yes, a body can have energy without momentum. e.g. a stone lying on a cliff at a height h from the ground has energy (=mgh) but no momentum, since it's velocity is zero.
But it cannot have momentum without energy.
Hope this clarifies your doubt.

Answered by  | 27th Feb, 2011, 04:52: PM

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