What is the magnitude of the momentum of

a. A 3000 kg truck traveling at 15 m/s?

b. A 200 g baseball thrown at 40 m/s?

Solution 1E

Step 1 of 3:

In this question, we need to find magnitude of momentum

In part a , for a truck

Data given

Mass of truck

Velocity of truck

In part a , for a baseball

Data given

Mass of baseball

Velocity of baseball

Part a:

Step 2 of 3:

We can find momentum of truck using relation

Substituting values we get

Hence we have momentum of truck as

Part b: