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in a question in my text book i am asked to calculate my momentum when i am running at my estimated top speed, so i subbed in 10 m/s for the velocity and my weight is 80 kg and since the equation for momentum is P = mv i got the answer: 800 kg x m/s.

Now i know that the definition of momentum is "the effect of an objects impact on another object is a function of the object's mass and its velocity" but i just cant understand what the definition for momentum has anything to do with me running, i guess i don't really understand completely what momentum is and i will really appreciate it if i can get any help with how momentum is there when a person is running, i just cant see it.

thanks a lot!

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# Trying to Understand Momentum

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