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Impulse and Momentum

LINEAR MOMENTUM

It is defined as the product of the mass and the velocity of a particle. It is a vector quantity.

 

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PRINCIPLE OF MOMENTUM FOR A PARTICLE

Consider a particle of mass m acted upon by a force F. The equation of motion can be written as

 

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where m is constant.

Newton called mv the momentum of the particle

 

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The force that acts on a particle is equal to the time rate of change of the momentum of the ...

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