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# As a ball falls toward earth the momentum of the ball increases How would you reconcile this observation with the law of conservation of momentum?

Updated: 4/28/2022 Wiki User

7y ago

The principle of conservation of momentum is not satisfied, since the sum of external forces is not equal to zero, if the ball falls the net force is equal to the weight, makes the ball Vary your speed and therefore their momentum. Wiki User

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13y ago

I would recall that as the ball falls toward the earth, the earth also falls toward the ball.

The earth's momentum is in the opposite direction compared to the momentum of the ball,

and when the two are added, their sum is zero. Once again, linear momentum has been

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