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Can someone explain the following terms such as inertia momentum

  1. Jan 29, 2012 #1
    hi i am not a newbie to physics but some terms are quite confusing such as inertia, momentum and many other similiar ones can anyone explain what actually the momentum is so that my concept become more clear about it.. thank you
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  3. Jan 29, 2012 #2
    Newton said momentum was an objects "total quantity of motion." Assuming were only dealing with classical physics its an objects mass*velocity. Momentum increases is either mass or velocity increases. It is always conserved , just like energy. Im sure khanacademy has a good video on it
  4. Jan 29, 2012 #3
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