(a) What is the mass of a large ship that has a momentum of 1.60×109 kg · m/s , when the ship is moving at a speed of 48.0 km/h? (b) Compare the ship’s momentum to the momentum of a 1100-kg artillery shell fired at a speed of 1200 m/s .

Step-by-step solution In this problem an example of a large ship is given so,explain the following given condition with proper explanation and examples and also find the mass and the momentum of the ship artillery shell fired when the ship is moving with certain velocity: Step 1 of 3 The linear momentum p is defined as the product of mass m and velocity v of an object or particle, Or, the mass of an object from above formula is, Step 2 of 3 (a) Now, if m is the mass, then the relation of mass and momentum is, Substitute for and for . Hence, the mass of the ship is .