# How much momentum does a 500 kg object moving at 1/50 m/s have?

Jan 22, 2016

The momentum is defined as product of velocity and mass.

Let $p$ denote the momentum $v$ denote the velocity and $m$ denote the mass.

Then $p = m v$

Here $v = \frac{1}{50} \frac{m}{s}$ and $m = 500 k g$

$\implies p = \frac{1}{50} \frac{m}{s} \cdot 500 k g = 10 k g \frac{m}{s}$

$\implies m o m e n t u m = 10 k g \frac{m}{s}$