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Problem: Calculate the magnitude of the linear momentum for the following cases.(a) a proton with mass 1.67 × 10-27 kg, moving with a speed of 5.45 × 106m/s.(b) a 16.0-g bullet moving with a speed of 435 m/s(c) a 72.5-kg sprinter running with a speed of 11.0 m/s(d) the Earth (mass = 5.98 × 1024 kg) moving with an orbital speed equal to 2.98 × 104 m/s.

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Linear momentum 

 p=mv, where m is mass and v is velocity.

(a)

m = 1.67 × 10-27 kg

v = 5.45 × 106m/s

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Calculate the magnitude of the linear momentum for the following cases.

(a) a proton with mass 1.67 × 10-27 kg, moving with a speed of 5.45 × 106m/s.

(b) a 16.0-g bullet moving with a speed of 435 m/s

(c) a 72.5-kg sprinter running with a speed of 11.0 m/s

(d) the Earth (mass = 5.98 × 1024 kg) moving with an orbital speed equal to 2.98 × 104 m/s.

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