Difference between revisions of "Conservation of momentum"
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Momentum is always conserved. The momenta of individual objects in a system may vary, but the vector sum of all the momenta will not change. Therefore, momentum is said to be conserved.
The conservation of momentum in a glancing collision between two objects is expressed as
The conservation of momentum in a collision between two objects where the two objects become one is expressed as