What would be the best equation to find momentum?

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what would be the best equation to find momentum?
 
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[tex]\vec p = m \vec v[/tex]
Or

[tex] \vec F =\frac{d\vec p }{dt} [/tex]
 
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Re: momentum

Originally posted by lphockey14
what would be the best equation to find momentum?
The momentum of what? Given what? The definition of momentum of a particle is

[tex]\mathbf{p} = m\mathbf{v}[/tex]

Once you know the mass and the velocity you know the momentum.
 
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What are the units momentum is measured in?
 
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Originally posted by Guard
What are the units momentum is measured in?
Momentum is measured in kilogram*meters/second (kg*m/s)
 
Re: momentum

Originally posted by lphockey14
what would be the best equation to find momentum?

E^2 - (pc)^2 - p^2c^4 = 0
 

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