when two bodies ,one heavy and other lighter are pushed with same force for same time what will be the momentum,large ,small or equal and why?

Asked by  | 19th May, 2012, 05:31: PM

Expert Answer:

Body which has more mass has more momentum as P = mv.
But in this case as the force and time is same then the momentum of the lighter body could also be more. This is because here, it depends on the velocity of the body which is acquired by the body after application of force.
Mass is inversely proportional to acceleration means as Mass of the body increases acceleration of the body decreases and if mass of the body decreases the acceleration increases
Acceleration is directly proportional to force means as you increase the force on a body its acceleration also increases but if you decrease the force then its acceleration will decrease.

Answered by  | 20th May, 2012, 11:46: PM

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