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# What is the difference between force and momentum?

Asked by Isa , Last updated: Sep 16, 2020

#### G. GRAY

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G. GRAY, Writer, M.A, Liverpool

Force and momentum are two notions applied in mechanics to describe statistics or changing aspects of bodies. Energy and momentum are among the basic and theories involved in physics. The conventional interpretation of force is the ability to do work.

In simpler terms, force is any influence that causes or tries to cause a free body to endure a switch in acceleration or the form of the body. Acceleration can be changed by shifting the velocity of the object or changing the direction of the item. Momentum is the measurement of the inertia of an object.

A change in momentum always requires a net force working upon the object. There are two kinds of momentum, including linear momentum and angular momentum. Linear momentum is the product of the mass and velocity of the object, and angular momentum is the result of a moment of inertia and angular velocity of the object.

#### Denton Perez

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Denton Perez, Professor, High School, Utah

Physics is a field of science that is related to motion. There are many key aspects of physics that can help understand motion, as well as gravity. Two of those aspects are force and momentum. Force is an object being pushed or pulled. For example, a person pushing a lawnmower would be a force. Gravity can also have force when it pushes someone to the ground. Momentum is also related to motion, for it is the amount of motion that is in the body. Another difference between them is related to change. Force does not change with acceleration, whereas momentum does.