# Momentum

Momentum is a vector describing how difficult it is to stop a moving object

Total momentum is the sum of individual momenta

Units are kg·m/s or N·s

# Example 1: Changing Momentum

An Aichi D3A bomber mass (3600 kg) departs from its aircraft carrier with a velocity of 85 m/s due east. What is its momentum?

After it drops its payload, its new mass is 3000 kg and it attains a cruising speed of 120 m/s . What is its new momentum?

# Impulse

As you observed in the previous problem, momentum can change

A change in momentum is known as an impulse (J)

# Example 2: Impulse

The D3A bomber, which had a momentum of 3.6e5 kg·m/s, comes to halt on the ground. What impulse is applied?

# Relationship Between Force and Impulse

# Example 3: Force from Momentum

The momentum of an object as a function of time is given by p=kt

^{2}, where k is a constant. What is the equation for the force causing this motion?

# Impulse-Momentum Theorem

# Example 4: Impulse-Momentum

A 6-kg block, sliding to the east across a horizontal, frictionless surface with a momentum of 30 kg·m/s, strikes an obstacle. The obstacle exerts an impulse of 10 N·s to the west on the block. Find the speed of the block after the collision.

# Example 5: Water Gun

A girl with a water gun shoots a stream of water than ejects 0.2 kg of water per second horizontally at a speed of 10 m/s. What horizontal force must the girl apply on the gun in order to hold it in position?

# Impulse from F-t Graphs

Impulse is the area under a Force-time graph

Impulse is equivalent to a change in momentum

# Example 6: Impulse from Force

A force F(t)=t

^{3</sup is applied to a 10 kg mass. What is the total impulse applied to the object between 1 and 3 seconds?}