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Homework Help: The relationship between K.E and Momentum

  1. Sep 9, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Is momentum and kinetic energy related?Since when an object is falling,it gains k.e and also gains momentum?


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 9, 2011 #2
    Yep, think of it like this (in terms of their formulas):
    KE=1/2mv^2 - so basically as the velocity gets greater the KE will become greater till it reaches it's max.
    P=MV - as the velocity increases, the momentum increases.
     
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