6th December 2019

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What is the formula for conservation of momentum?

One of the most powerful laws in physics is the law of momentum conservation. For a collision occurring between object 1 and object 2 in an isolated system, the total momentum of the two objects before the collision is equal to the total momentum of the two objects after the collision.

What happens to momentum during a collision?

Conservation of momentum. As long as no external forces are acting on the objects involved, the total momentum stays the same in explosions and collisions. We say that momentum is conserved. You can use this idea to work out the mass, velocity or momentum of an object in an explosion or collision.

What is momentum in physics?

Momentum is a physics term; it refers to the quantity of motion that an object has. A sports team that is on the move has the momentum. If an object is in motion (on the move) then it has momentum. Momentum can be defined as "mass in motion." Momentum depends upon the variables mass and velocity.
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