## MOMENTUM

### Momentum

In classical mechanics,**linear momentum**or

**translational momentum**is the product of the mass and velocity of an object. For example, a heavy truck moving fast has a large momentumâ€”it takes a large and prolonged force to get the truck up to this speed, and it takes a large and prolonged force to bring it to a stop afterwards. If the truck were lighter, or moving more slowly, then it would have less momentum.

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### momentum

#### Noun

- (of a body in motion) the product of its mass and velocity.
- The impetus, either of a body in motion, or of an idea or course of events. (i.e: a moment)

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