Can any object have momentum even if its mechanical energy is zero? Please explain.

Asked by Udbhav | 14th Mar, 2013, 08:57: PM

Expert Answer:

it can.
If suppose the potential energy of a particle is negative, but has a positive Kinetic energy, such that net energy is zero.
However it will have a finite momentum due to the velocity as it has a finite KE

Answered by  | 18th Mar, 2013, 12:42: AM

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