An object whose mass is 3 kg is fired from a cannon, giving it a forward momentum of 1050 kg-m sec. What is its velocity?

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- Oct 1st 2008, 08:30 PMPhreshHelp with finiding velocity
An object whose mass is 3 kg is fired from a cannon, giving it a forward momentum of 1050 kg-m sec. What is its velocity?

- Oct 1st 2008, 08:32 PMicemanfan
Momentum is equal to mass times velocity. So velocity is equal to momentum divided by mass.

- Oct 1st 2008, 08:37 PMPhresh
so i got 350 kg-m/sec is that correct?

- Oct 1st 2008, 08:40 PMicemanfan
Indeed, it is correct, except that the units should be m/s, not kg m/s.