What is the meaning of: p=mu and p=mv

Are they equal?

### Asked by madeehanore | 15th Oct, 2019, 02:18: PM

Expert Answer:

### We know,
Momentum is a product of mass and velocity.
Here in the given equations,
p - momentum
m - mass
u - initial velocity of a body (in case of conservation of linear momentum - 'u' is velocity of a body before collision)
In equation p = mv,
v - final velocity of a body (in case of conservation of linear momentum - 'v' is velocity of a body after collision)

### Answered by Shiwani Sawant | 15th Oct, 2019, 03:12: PM

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