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Momentum

In classical mechanics, the momentum is the product of the mass and velocity of an object.

 


Explanation

The momentum (latin: pellere) is a measure of how hard it is to stop a moving object. It is a three-dimensional vector quantity, possessing a magnitude and a direction. If m is an object's mass and v is the velocity (also a vector), then the momentum is

p = m v

where

    m Mass
    v Velocity

 


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