(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A body of mass 50 kg is allowed to fall freely under the action of gravity. Calculate the momentum it possesses after 5 seconds

2. Relevant equations

P=mv

F=ma

3. The attempt at a solution

I'm thinking we're really looking for how force affects momentum here? Since (F=ma) and acceleration is just how velocity changes over time would we use:

F = m * v/t

and then replace v with a =

F=(50)(9.81)/5 = 98.10 J

Is this correct?

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# Homework Help: Momentum Problem with Time?

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