Which of the following are units of momentum?

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A Typo?????

Homework Statement



The question is: Which of the following are units of momentum?
The possible answers are: A. N x m B. kg x s/m C. kg x m^2/s D. J x s/m E. kg x m^2/s^2

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Is there a typo on this homework question? I thought that the units for momentum were kg x m/s, N x s, or kN x s. Am I wrong about this? Someone please help I think I'm going crazy lol.
 

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There's no typo--one of the answers is correct. Check each one carefully.
 
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What is a Joule in N, m, s
 
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A joule is a unit. I dont understand what your asking me.
 
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A joule is a unit. I dont understand what your asking me.
A Joule is a unit of what? What other units can be combined to equal a Joule?

Example: A Newton is a unit of Force, but it's equivalent to kg-m/s^2. (Since F = ma.)
 
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Well one Joule = 1 N x m... which is 1 kg x m^2/s^2 (i think). So is that the right answer? Im lost
 
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Well one Joule = 1 N x m... which is 1 kg x m^2/s^2 (i think).
Good.
So is that the right answer? Im lost
Go through each potential answer in turn and do a similar analysis in terms of kg, m, and s. Then you can compare its units with momentum units.
 

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