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is mass necessary for momentum of any body?if it is,how momentum transfer take place in a wave?

is mass necessary for momentum of any body?if it is,how momentum transfer take place in a wave?

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Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
8 years ago
yes mass is necessary for the momentum of any body.because in the expression of momentum=m*v
momentum of a wave is given by the expression p = \hbar k
transfer of momentum to the refarcted wave by the incident wave is called momentum transfer.
often momentum transfer is given by Q =  k_f - k_i
it is related to the wavelength k = 2\pi / \lambda.

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sunil kr
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