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Textbooks that cover momentum before force?

  1. Jun 23, 2012 #1
    Which textbooks cover momentum first and then study force [itex]F=\dot{p}[/itex] as it relates to momentum? Cf. this Physics StackExchange post and thread. Thanks
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2012
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  3. Jun 23, 2012 #2
    Since that form of Newton's second law is only valid for constant mass systems, I would think its not a great starting point. Is there any good reason to use this definition despite the loss of generality?
  4. Jun 25, 2012 #3
    Are you referring to issues like the rocket problem?
    Do most texts introduce force first?

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