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    Momentum common symbol

    What is the most common symbol for momentum? Wikipedia says p. Some people seem to use rho.
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    Re: Momentum common symbol

    When I was a student, it was p.

    We used \rho for density.
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    Re: Momentum common symbol

    It's usually p or P. P is typical for a "total momentum."

    On the other hand if we're talking about a collision problem, I've also seen q and Q when p and P have already been used.

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