Ptot = (px, py, pz)
px = m1v1x + m2v2x + m3v3x = (2)(10) + (9)(-14) + (2)(-23) = -152 kg•m/s
Consider a system consisting of three particles:
m1 = 2 kg, v1 < 10, -5, 12 > m/s
m2 = 9 kg, v2 <- 14, 3, -3>m/s
m3 = 2 kg, v3 <- 23, 37, 20 > m/s
What Is the total momentum of this system?
ptot = kg m/s
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