Enter the x-component of velocity, the y-component of velocity, and the total mass into the calculator to determine the Magnitude of Momentum.

## Magnitude of Momentum Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Magnitude of Momentum.

p = SQRT( Vx^2 + Vy^2 ) * m
• Where p is the Magnitude of Momentum (m/s*kg)
• Vx is the x-component of velocity (m/s)
• Vy is the y-component of velocity (m/s)
• m is the total mass (kg)

## What are the units for Magnitude of Momentum?

The most common units for Magnitude of Momentum are m/s*kg.

## How to Calculate Magnitude of Momentum?

Example Problem:

The following example problem outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the Magnitude of Momentum.

First, determine the x-component of velocity. In this example, the x-component of velocity is determined to be 13 (m/s).

Next, determine the y-component of velocity. For this problem, the y-component of velocity is measured to be 14 (m/s).

Next, determine the total mass. In this case, the total mass is found to be 15 (kg).

Finally, calculate the Magnitude of Momentum using the formula above:

p = SQRT( Vx^2 + Vy^2 ) * m

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives:

p = SQRT( 13^2 + 14^2 ) * 15 = 286.57 (m/s*kg)