Momemtum and cannonballs

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Hey guys, I'm having a little trouble answering this question. At first I thought it was A, but then I started thinking in multiplying and now I"m not sure...



Momentum is inertia in motion, and it is equal to the product of a body's mass and its velocity. For example, if the speed of a projected cannonball is doubled, then the momentum is doubled. if instead the cannonball's mass is doubled, then the momentum is likewise doubled. Suppose, however, that a cannonball's mass is somehow doubled and its velocity is also doubled. Then its momentum is
a) the same
b) doubled
c) quadrupled
d) none of these


 

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Try to solve this by substituting some numbers if you can't see it. Say m=2 and v =2. What is the momentum? Now double both. How does the new momentum relate to the old momentum?
 
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The definition of momentum (represented by P) is P = mv.

Apply this knowledge and you should have little to no problem finding the correct answer.

Hey guys, I'm having a little trouble answering this question. At first I thought it was A, but then I started thinking in multiplying and now I"m not sure...



Momentum is inertia in motion, and it is equal to the product of a body's mass and its velocity. For example, if the speed of a projected cannonball is doubled, then the momentum is doubled. if instead the cannonball's mass is doubled, then the momentum is likewise doubled. Suppose, however, that a cannonball's mass is somehow doubled and its velocity is also doubled. Then its momentum is
a) the same
b) doubled
c) quadrupled
d) none of these


 

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