What’s the metric unit for momentum? Is it just kg*m/s or is there a specific unit?

(You): What’s the metric unit for momentum? Is it just kg*m/s or is there a specific unit?

(Lonny): yep… (kg*m)/s… but you can also use N*s as well.

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(Daniel): Hi, Barry. I’m a bit rusty, so I confirmed with Wikipedia. The newton (N) is kg * m/s, and either is acceptable.

(You): I’m pretty sure the Newton is kg*m/s^2 (F=ma)

(Daniel): Hi, Barry. Quite right. I misread the entry: the equivalent is the

N*s. Which is still more compact, but seems to suggest there’s no

single unit for momentum other than kg*m/s or the Newton-second. Thanks

for the refresher.

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(??iga): i believe there is no specific unit for momentum.

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(Richard): no named unit, just kg*m/s

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