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Momentum

Product of an objects mass and its velocity

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Linear momentum

Vector quantity with the same direction as the velocity of an object

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Newton's second law IN TERMS OF MOMENTUM

The net force (resultant) acting on an object is equal to the rate of change of momentum of the object in the direction of the net force

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Impulse

Product of the net force acting on an object and the time the net force acts on the object

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An isolated system in physics

An isolated system is one in which the net external force acting on the system is zero

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Principle of conservation of momentum

Total linear momentum of an isolated system remains constant