When a person jumps from a tree to the ground, what happens to the momentum of the person upon striking the ground?
In this problem we have to analyse how do the momentum of the person varies upon striking the ground.
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Momentum is a physical quantity which conveys information about the amount of motion contained by the body. If a body of mass moves with a velocity , magnitude of the momentum possess by the body is,
Law of conservation of linear momentum: If no external force acts on the system, then the final momentum of the system is equal to the initial momentum of the system. Thus momentum is conserved.