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What is the difference between kinetic energy and momentum?



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Answer #1:

Kinetic energy is the energy possessed by an object due to its movement

or motion. Momentum on the other hand, is the quantity of motion of an

object that is a product of its mass and velocity.


Answer #2:

Kinetic Energy = 1/2 M V2kg-m2/s2 (Newton-meter = Joule)

Momentum = M V kg-m/s (Newton-second)

Numerical Difference = (1/2 M V2) - (M V) = (M V) x (1/2V -1) .