can conservation of linear momentum be violated?if yes in which case?if no why?

Asked by gnikhilvarma | 31st May, 2009, 06:16: PM

Expert Answer:

The law of conservation of linear momentum is a fundamental law of nature, and it states that the total momentum of a closed system of objects (which has no interactions with external agents) is constant. But if some external agent acts on the body , say a friction force starts acting on a disc sliding on a frictionless plane, the momentum will not be conserved at the point due to intervention by an external force.

Answered by  | 31st May, 2009, 07:42: PM

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