Work, energy, power and momentum

  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MMS)


After reading this chapter you should
  • know how energy, work and power are related

  • know in what units work, energy and power are measured

  • know that the law of conservation of energy applies to all systems

  • be able to describe what happens when masses collide

  • understand what momentum is

  • know the difference between internally and externally applied forces

  • know Newton’s third law of motion

  • understand that an impulse causes a change of momentum

  • understand how rocket propulsion works.


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© M. J. Harrison, F. R. McKim 1999

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  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim

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