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Homework Help: What are the components and magnitude

  1. Aug 30, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A 2.0kg object's momentum at a certain time is 10kg*m/s 37degrees vertically upward from due west.

    What are the components and magnitude of its velocity vector at this time (in a frame in standard orientation)?

    2. Relevant equations
    imp= dP

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I have no clue on setting this problem up..my professor does not show us example problems or anything, just goes over equations.
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  3. Aug 30, 2009 #2


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    Re: Momentum

    Look carefully at the momentum equation. See the term v there? Why not solve for v? That would give you the velocity component.
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