explain momentum and change in momentum and why momentum causes acc. plz dont write the definitions just explain it in a manner easy to understand.

Asked by  | 10th Sep, 2012, 06:45: PM

Expert Answer:

Momentum is defined as a product of mass and velocity.
P = mv
 
so the rate of change of momentm will be:
(p2-p1)/t             where the velocity changes from v1 to v2 in tim einterval t
 
= m(v2-v1)/t = ma
thus the veelocity is changing causing the acceleration.

Answered by  | 12th Sep, 2012, 05:00: PM

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