Momentum, Impulse, and Conservation of Momentum

Learn about impulse and momentum including how they are related. Follow both elastic and inelastic conservation of momentum examples take practice quizzes.

1: Momentum and Impulse

Momentum is an objects moving inertia when a mass is in motion.  Learn more about momentum and impulse on this page.

bat ball impulse

2: Conservation of Momentum

Momentum can be transferred from one object to another and shared between multiple object remaining in contact.  Conservation of momentum can be used to calculate the effects on a baseball player and baseball when thrown.  Elastic collisions occur when two objects collide but maintain their form.  Inelastic collisions include scenarios where two objects travel together.  See many examples of each on this page.

pool table elastic collision