# Are force and momentum the same?

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## Are force and momentum the same?

Momentum measures the 'motion content' of an object, and is based on the product of an object's mass and velocity. Momentum doubles, for example, when velocity doubles. … Knowing the amount of force and the length of time that force is applied to an object will tell you the resulting change in its momentum.

## What is the relationship between force and momentum?

A: Force is a measure of the change of momentum over time. It can be written as F = mass x change in velocity / time. In practical terms, the momentum of an object increases when a force is acting upon it, because the force is causing it to accelerate, and to have an increase in velocity.

## Why is momentum not a force?

Momentum is not conserved if there is friction, gravity, or net force (net force just means the total amount of force). What it means is that if you act on an object, its momentum will change. This should be obvious, since you are adding to or taking away from the object's velocity and therefore changing its momentum.

## What is the difference between momentum and acceleration?

Acceleration is the rate of change of velocity. Momentum is the mass times the velocity. So if you multiply the mass times the acceleration, you get the rate of change of momentum.