## Can a small car have the same momentum as a large truck?

Is it possible for a small car to have the same momentum as a large truck? Yes, the small car would have to be moving with a much higher velocity, but it can have the same momentum since momentum is mass times velocity.

**How can a heavy truck and a light automobile have the same momentum?**

Yes. Momentum is mass multiplied by speed. With less mass and a higher speed the small car can have the same momentum as a large truck. So with half the weight it would have to be moving twice as fast.

**Can a truck have the same momentum as a lightweight bike?**

For a truck and a bike to have the same momentum, the mass of the vehicle times the velocity of the vehicle must be the same for both of them. Therefore, the lighter, less massive bike will have a much higher velocity than the truck.

### How could a large pick up truck and a smaller car have the same momentum?

Since it has lower mass, the force acting on it results in larger acceleration. This, in turn, causes the car to slow down more quickly because the truck has a large mass and a small acceleration. In the end, both vehicles will have the same force with the same change in momentum.

**Which has more momentum a large truck?**

Momentum is the mass of an object multiplied by its velocity. A moving truck has more momentum than a car moving at the same speed because the truck has more mass.

**What happens to the momentum when objects have the same velocity but different mass?**

Mass and velocity are both directly proportional to the momentum. If you increase either mass or velocity, the momentum of the object increases proportionally. If you double the mass or velocity you double the momentum.

#### In what situation does two cars of different masses can have the same momentum?

There is no way two objects can have the same momentum (unless you look at the chart above). No. Momentum is simply mass times velocity. But kinetic energy is one-half the mass times the square of the velocity, so it’s much more dependent on the velocity than on the mass.

**Which variable is momentum not dependent upon?**

Objects at rest do not have momentum – they do not have any “mass in motion.” Both variables – mass and velocity – are important in comparing the momentum of two objects. The momentum equation can help us to think about how a change in one of the two variables might affect the momentum of an object.

**Which has a greater momentum a truck with a mass of 2250 kg?**

Which has a greater momentumâ€”a truck with a mass of 2250 kg moving at a speed of 25 m/s or a car with a mass of 1210 kg moving at a speed of 51 m/s? The car has a greater momentum.

## Which vehicle has the most momentum?

The truck has more momentum than the car. By momentum, we mean inertia in motion. Momentum is the mass of an object multiplied by its velocity. A moving truck has more momentum than a car moving at the same speed because the truck has more mass.

**Is impulse the same for both objects?**

We say that the momentum of such a system is conserved since it does not change. When two objects collide, impulse is equal and opposite for the two objects if there is no net external force. Each object has equal and opposite change in momentum.

**How can objects with different mass have the same momentum?**

The change in momentum is equal to applied force multiplied by time interval. So if two objects of different mass are at rest and both experience the same size force for the same amount of time, then both will end up with the same size momentum.