## momentum

Can someone please check over my solution and let me know if its right or wrong? Thank you.

question:calculate the momentum if the energy of photon is 25 x 10^5 erg?

solution:
2500000 Ergs = 0.25 Joules

p=E/c
(0.25 J)/(3*10^8 m/s)= 8.3*10^-10 J*s/m

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Hi melissajohn,

 Quote by melissajohn Can someone please check over my solution and let me know if its right or wrong? Thank you. question:calculate the momentum if the energy of photon is 25 x 10^5 erg? solution: 2500000 Ergs = 0.25 Joules p=E/c (0.25 J)/(3*10^8 m/s)= 8.3*10^-10 J*s/m
That looks right to me.

 ok thanks!... I wasn't sure if the answer was = 8.3*10^-10 J*s/m or 8.3*10^-10 Newton seconds because of the units...

## momentum

Newton seconds would probably be a more exact answer, even though it appears to me that that's the same as a Joule * s/m.