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Interaction between bodies

Linear momentum

It is the quantity of motion in an object.

Momentum of a single object

Let us start with a single object with mass m and velocity v. The momentum of the object is defined to be

p = mv      

The unit of momentum is kgms-1.

It is not really known why p stands for momentum, but this name has stuck and is just something to get used to, or you can say that it is conventional representional only.

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