**Momentum** of a body is the quantity of motion poses by the body.

It is defined to be the product of its mass m and velocity v. It is denoted by p.

SI unit of **momentum** is kgm/s. In CGS system gcm/s. It’s dimensional formula is **[MLT⁻¹]**.

#### Variation Of Momentum

**Case-I:** Let two objects each of mass m are moving with different velocities V₁ and V₂ with V₁>V₂, then

Thus, the **momenta** of bodies having equal masses are proportional to their velocities.

**Case-II:** Let two object of same velocity and different masses, then

Thus, the **momentum** of bodies having equal velocities are proportional to their masses.

**Case-III:** Let two objects having equal linear **momenta**.

Thus, P₁ = P₂ = P

⇒ m₁v₁ = m₂v₂

Thus, the velocities of bodies having equal linear **momenta** are inversely proportional to their masses.

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