Question

(a) What is the mass of a large ship that has a momentum of $1.60\times 10^{9} \textrm{ kg}\cdot\textrm{m/s}$, when the ship is moving at a speed
of 48.0 km/h? (b) Compare the ship’s momentum to the momentum of a 1100-kg artillery shell fired at a speed of 1200 m/s .

Final Answer

- $1.20\times 10^{8}\textrm{ kg}$
- The momentum of the ship is greater than that of the artillery shell by a factor of 1210.

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