(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.
(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.
(??iga): i believe there is no specific unit for momentum.
(Richard): no named unit, just kg*m/s
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