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Problem: The kinetic energy of an object is quadrupled. Its momentum will change by what factor?a) 0b) 2c) 8d) 4e) none of the above

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Kinetic energy:

K=12mv2

Momentum: 

p=mv

K in terms of p:

K=p22m

We can prove the expression for K in terms of p by substituting v = p/m

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The kinetic energy of an object is quadrupled. Its momentum will change by what factor?

a) 0
b) 2
c) 8
d) 4
e) none of the above

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