MLA Citation: Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 65"
How Everything Works 16 Jul 2018. 16 Jul 2018 <>.
65. What exactly is the different between momentum and inertia?
Inertia is a concept—the property of an object to resist any change in its velocity. Momentum is a vector quantity—the product of an object's mass times its velocity and an important characteristic of a moving object. Momentum is important because it's conserved and it's conserved in large part because of inertia and related concepts.

Return to
Generated for printing on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 0:52:43 EDT
Copyright 1997-2018 © Louis A. Bloomfield, All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy