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Momentum/Kinetic Energy Stacking

  1. Aug 25, 2009 #1
    Momentum/Kinetic Energy "Stacking"

    Just a simple question... if a mass moving (ignoring friction) with momentum "1" gets a boost (via something such as a rocket) that would, if the mass was not in motion, accelerate it to momentum "1", then will the mass be now at momentum "2"?

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  3. Aug 25, 2009 #2


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    Re: Momentum/Kinetic Energy "Stacking"

    Yes. (or 2*1, if you're considering 1 to be some variable)
  4. Aug 25, 2009 #3
    Re: Momentum/Kinetic Energy "Stacking"

    Oh excellent :3
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