What is momentum?
Momentum is a vector quantity which gives an idea about the motion of a body. It can be both translational and rotational(Angular Momentum).
For translational motion, it is expressed as
For angular momentum,
Mathematically, L= r × P
Where P is its linear momentum and r is its distance from its axis of rotation.
The momentum of a body depends upon the following factors :
- Mass of a body.
- Velocity of a body.