Albert Teen YOU ARE LEARNING:  Calculating Momentum  # Calculating Momentum ### Calculating Momentum

You will learn to apply the momentum equation to calculate the properties of a moving object.

Why does a moving car have momentum, but a stationary car does not? Pick all the options you think are correct. Momentum is sometimes defined as mass in motion. All objects have mass, so that must mean... Compared to a car moving at $15\space m/s$ , the same car travelling at $30\space m/s$ has... A car has a mass of $600\space kg$ and a velocity of $20\space m/s$ . The car has momentum with a magnitude of $12,000\space kg\space m/s$. Can you work out the formula that links mass, velocity and momentum? Momentum can be calculated using the formula $Momentum=mass\times velocity$. This can also be written as $p=mv$.

Do you remember what the unit was that we used for momentum? If a $60\space kg$ athlete is running with a velocity of $5\space m/s$, what is his momentum? Write your answer using the correct units for momentum. If a $60\space kg$ athlete is running with a velocity of $3.5\space m/s$ , and a $58\space kg$ athlete is running with a velocity$4.5\space m/s$. Which has the most momentum? The momentum of a car is $3\times 10{^3}\space kg\space m/s$ and the mass of the car is $1200\space kg$. How would you rearrange the formula for momentum to find the velocity of the car? The momentum of a car is $3000\space kg\space m/s$, and it has a mass of $1200\space kg$. What is the velocity of the car? A ball has a momentum of $10\space kg\space m/s$ and a mass of $2\space kg$. At what velocity is the ball moving? The momentum of a car is $3\times 10{^3}\space kg\space m/s$ , and its velocity is $20\space m/s$. How would you rearrange the formula for momentum to find the mass of the car? The momentum of a car is $20,000\space kg\space m/s$ , and its velocity is $20\space m/s$. What is the mass of the car? 