Momentum Definition

The law of physics states that any object in motion will have momentum. Momentum is defined as the product of the mass and velocity with which an object moves. For instance, momentum is present when you run or do some exercise, etc. Suppose, if a car and cart move with a similar velocity, it will have the largest momentum because it has more weight than a car.

There are two types in which we classify momentum.

  • Formula Of Momentum

  • Example


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Formula of Momentum

To determine an object's momentum, you can use our momentum calculator, as well as you can use the formula listed below:

p = m.v


p = momentum

m = mass of an object

v = velocity of an object


To calculate the momentum, you can use our Momentum Calculator.


For a more precise understanding of momentum, let us solve an example listed below:

Suppose if a bicycle weighing 15 kg, running at a speed of 15 m/s on the road, then find the momentum of a bicycle.

Given data

Mass = m = 15 kg
Velocity = v = 15 m/s

To Find

The momentum of a bike = ?


To find out the momentum of a bicycle, we will use the formula listed below:

p = m.v

Putting values in the formula:

p = (15 kg).(15 m/s) = 225 kg m/s