Enter the system mass and the system velocity into the calculator to determine the System Momentum. 

System Momentum Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the System Momentum.

pS = mS * VS
  • Where pS is the System Momentum (m/s*kg)
  • mS is the system mass (kg)
  • VS is the system velocity (m/s)

To calculate the system momentum, multiply the systems mass by the system velocity.

What are the units for System Momentum?

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

How to Calculate System Momentum?

Example Problem:

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

First, determine the system mass. In this example, the system mass is determined to be 9 (kg).

Next, determine the system velocity. For this problem, the system velocity is measured to be 5 (m/s).

Finally, calculate the System Momentum using the formula above: 

pS = mS * VS

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

pS = 5 * 9 = 45 (m/s*kg)