Thu September 29, 2011 By:

Sir, I am confuse that, what the term 'momentum' mean and how it can be defined easily? Can you please explain it in a better way.

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Fri September 30, 2011

Momentum is another vector measurement. Momentum is in the same direction as velocity. It is calculated by multiplying the mass of the object by the velocity of the object. It is an indication of how hard it would be to stop the object. If a boy is running, he might have a mass of 50 kilograms and a velocity of 10 meters per second west. His momentum would be 500 kg-m/sec west.

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