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What is the formula for momentum?

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Momentum is equal to the mass of an object multiplied by its velocity. The final unit of momentum is equal to the kilogram-meter per second.

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Momentum, a vector quantity, is a measurement of an object's force of motion. It is a term used in physics to describe the amount of motion that an object has. It is completely dependent on an object's mass and velocity; therefore it may change as the object's velocity changes. Since the quantity is also a vector quantity, it describes an object's direction of motion, and the object's direction must be reported in every momentum equation.

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