linear momentum


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linear momentum

See momentum.

linear momentum

[′lin·ē·ər mə′men·təm]
(mechanics)
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We require only that each flash propagates at c, carrying a finite linear momentum in a well-defined direction in space.
The canonical energy equation is obtained by introducing the free energy per unit volume W := E - SQ and taking into account the balance of linear momentum (1)
The Virtual Repellent Point (VRP) and enhanced Centroidal Moment Pivot (eCMP) define the direction and magnitude of the linear momentum rate of change and total contact force in terms of the CoM position [9].
Analysis of reported experimental data [17] indicates that the forward angular momentum associated with a forward fall is neutralized primarily during the impact phase, whereas the forward and downward linear momentum associated with a fall was reduced during the postimpact phase.
Equation 3 defines linear impulse (I), and is equal to the change in linear momentum, as shown in equation 4.
Because the yo-yo is moving in a downward line, it builds up linear momentum (an object's mass times its velocity); but it also gains angular momentum, or momentum from rotating.
Today's designs are all of a class of gyros known as vibrating Coriolis-effect sensors, and they operate by establishing a vibrating linear momentum in space which resists motion when rotating, resulting in a secondary vibration that is detected and converted to angular rate.
Conservation laws for mass, linear momentum, and energy are not sufficient for the description of moving discontinuities.
They also assessed maximum whole body angular momentum, maximum whole body anterior posterior linear momentum, and maximum whole body vertical linear momentum, as well as the intervals between the start and end of each task.
Helmet Marchand's expertise as an editor (he is the sole credited cutter on "Bullet) pays offbigtime in generating cumulative linear momentum out of relevant details.
This means that between such self-measurements uncertainty principle exists (as between the measurements of electron co-ordinate and corresponding linear momentum in quantum mechanics of the micro-world), and so the system (human mind) is the quantum one.