How does increased mass change momentum?

1 Answer
May 15, 2018

Answer:

Increasing momentum of course...

Explanation:

Momentum is given through the equation:

#p=mv#

where:

  • #p# is the momentum of the object

  • #m# is the mass of the object

  • #v# is the velocity of the object

If #v# is constant, the equation becomes,

#p=km#

where #k# is a constant.

This is similar to the equation #y=kx#, where #p=y,x=m#. We know that #y=kx# represents direct proportionality, and so from here, we deduce that mass is also directly proportional to momentum.