What is the momentum of a #400"kg"# object moving with velocity #8"m"//"s"#?

1 Answer
Dec 26, 2016

Answer:

#p=3200 (kgm)/s#

Explanation:

Momentum, #vecp#, is given by the product of an object's mass, #m#, and velocity, #vecv#.

#vecp=mvecv#

Given a mass of #400kg# and a velocity of #8m/s#,

#p=(400kg)(8m/s)#

#=>p=3200(kgm)/s#

Note that momentum is a vector quantity, but we have no specified a direction. Our calculated value, therefore, is a magnitude.