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conservation of momentum

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A principle stating that the total linear momentum of an isolated system remains constant regardless of changes within the system.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the principle that the total linear momentum in a closed system is constant and is not affected by processes occurring inside the system

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