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What is momentum?

  1. Feb 24, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    What is momentum? How do you find it?

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    I think that momentum is massxvelocity.... but what is it? the definition? dictionary.com says that it is... theforce or speed of movement; impetus, as of a physical object or course of events....
    but that isn't right because momentum isn't velocity and velocity is speed w/ direction... momentum is speed,direction and force combined.... but what is momentum? the definition?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 24, 2009 #2
    The quantity of motion which is found by multiplying mass by velocity.

    To me its somewhat hard to define as its more of a concept with practical uses.
     
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