Lesson: Linear Momentum
In this lesson, we will learn how to identify the definition of linear momentum as the product of the mass and the net linear velocity of an object or a system.
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Worksheet: 9 Questions • 2 Videos
A car of mass kg is moving with a constant velocity of 16 m/s due east. What is the momentum of the car? Assume that east corresponds to positive displacement.
A rainstorm drops rain to a depth of 1.4 cm over an area of 15 km2 in a period of s. Take the terminal velocity of a raindrop to be 10 m/s. What is the vertically downward momentum of the rain that falls per second? Take the density of water to be kg/m3.
What is the average magnitude of the momentum of a sprinter of mass 55 kg who runs the 100-meter dash in 9.83 s?