Momentum = Quantity of Motion
It is translational motion, as there is no rotation
It is mass * velocity
Momentum defined by Newton:
When you turn p into m*v then you’ll get m*a
The change in momentum, which can also be defined with Newtons laws
When two objects collide and they DON’T stick together.
Both Momentum and Kinetic Energy are conserved, which leads to the following equations.
When two objects collide and they DO stick together.
Only Momentum is conserved, which leads to the following equation.