Momentum

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

momentum bannerMomentum ( \(p\) or \(\rho\) (Greek symbol rho) ) (also known as linear motion or translational momentum) of an object is the amount of mass in motion.  Momentum is a vector quantity having magnitude and direction, some of these include acceleration, displacement, drag, force, lift, thrust, torque, velocity, and weight.

Momentum Formula

\(\large{ p = m   v   }\)         

Where:

\(\large{ p }\) or \(\large{ \rho }\)  (Greek symbol rho)  = momentum

\(\large{ m }\) = mass

\(\large{ v }\) = velocity

 

Tags: Equations for Velocity Equations for Mass Equations for Momentum