# P2.9 HOW MUCH MOTION? (MOMENTUM)

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• Created on: 26-10-11 20:30

The momentum of an object depends on its velocity and mass.

Objects that have both a large mass and large velocity will have a large momentum but they must be travelling very fast.

Understanding momentum is important for car safety. The mass of the car and how fast it may be travelling in a crash are known, so designers can work out how the momentum can be safely absorbed in a crash.

The momentum of an object is measure is kilogram metres per second (kg m/s).

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# P2.9 HOW MUCH MOTION? (MOMENTUM)

• Created by: Ben
• Created on: 26-10-11 20:30

The momentum of an object depends on its velocity and mass.

Objects that have both a large mass and large velocity will have a large momentum but they must be travelling very fast.

Understanding momentum is important for car safety. The mass of the car and how fast it may be travelling in a crash are known, so designers can work out how the momentum can be safely absorbed in a crash.

The momentum of an object is measure is kilogram metres per second (kg m/s).