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Linear momentum problem

  1. Nov 3, 2008 #1
    i need to solve the following question.

    1. Draw a vector digram to show the momentum of a 50g egg falling at a rate of 10m/s.
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  3. Nov 3, 2008 #2


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    Welcome to PF.

    What do you think the momentum of the egg is traveling at that speed?
    That's the magnitude of your vector.

    Which direction is it going?
    That's your vector isn't it? Given by the magnitude of what you determine the momentum is?
  4. Nov 3, 2008 #3
    momentum is 0.5 kg.m/s here.

    so basically i have to draw an arrow here, i don't have to write anything else, right?
  5. Nov 3, 2008 #4


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    So long as the arrow indicates the direction the egg is going.
    You still have to label the magnitude, of course.
  6. Nov 3, 2008 #5
    ok got it now. i was confused, thanks.
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