The unit of momentum

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what is the unit of momentum?

i know that p=mv which has units of kg*m/s but is there another way to write it?
 

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AFAIK, there isn't a unit for momentum named after a famous scientist, if that's the kind you're asking for - (like Energy = Kgm^2/s^2 = Joule).
 
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is there a way to write it using newtons?
 
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A Newton is equal to 1 kg*m/s^2

So I guess theoretically you could give momentum in Newton seconds (as this would effectively cancel one of the "seconds"), but that seems pointless to me.
 
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but that seems pointless to me.
although it does seem pointless, I've seen it used and I believe N*s is acceptable
 
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although it does seem pointless, I've seen it used and I believe N*s is acceptable
I'll be damned. Interesting

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton-second" [Broken]
 
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