Linear momentum

Concept of linear momentum

Momentum is defined as the product of mass and velocity
Momentum = mass x velocity p = mv

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 Momentum

is vector quantity that has magnitude and direction  The SI unit of momentum is kg m s-1  Momentum increase when
 The

mass increases  The velocity increases  Both mass and velocity increases

Principle of coservation of momentum

‘The principle of conservation of momentum states that the total linear momentum of a closed system of bodies is conserved’
 This

mean that the total momentum before the collision is equal to the total momentum after the collision, if no external forces act on the system.

Types of collision

There are 3 types of collision in study of momentum
 Elastic

collision  Inelastic collision or non-elastic collison  Explosion

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