Momentum is a measurement of inertia in motion. When a mass has velocity, it has momentum. Momentum is calculated by the equation. momentum = mass x velocity momentum = mv. This conservation of momentum example problem illustrates the principle of conservation of momentum after a collision between two objects. Problem:

We shall examine how these forces change the motion of the particles, and generate our second great law of conservation, the conservation of linear momentum. Impulse Often in systems of particles, two particles interact by applying a force to each other over a finite period of time, as in a collision.