Help with Simple High School Physics

In summary, the conversation is about finding momentum in high school physics using only mass and height. The participants discuss the relationship between potential and kinetic energy, as well as the formula for finding momentum. They also mention a physics assignment that involves finding momentum with given mass and height.
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Help with "Simple" High School Physics

Hey, does anyone know how to find the momentum when you only have mass and height?
 
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How does potential energy relate to kinetic energy?
 
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I think it's a trick. Is momentum proportional to energy?
 
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I have a problem on a physics assignment to find momentum and all I'm given is the mass and a height. Once I come up with a formula for that I should be able to find the rest. Any ideas?
 
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p=mv.. so if its not moving then momentum is zero. there has to be some context like maybe the final momentum when a mass is dropped from a height? or something...
 
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ok this post wasnt really detailed but thx...ive put up a new one though..."Finding momentum with height and mass" that has the problem and all
 

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