Tenne-Sens, Andrej Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
- Role in classical mechanics
- Linear momentum in continuous media
- Role in relativistic mechanics
- Linear momentum in quantum theory
- Role in relativistic quantum theory
- Links to Primary Literature
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Isaac Newton's “quantity of motion,” defined as the product of a particle's mass and velocity, whose time rate of change equals the applied force; in modern physics, the rate of change of energy with respect to velocity. The law of conservation of linear momentum states that the total linear momentum of an isolated system remains constant. See also: Angular momentum; Conservation of momentum; Energy; Momentum
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