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Can a body have energy without momentum?

Asked By Brian Stelter

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  • Laura Willington

     


    Yes, everybody has some internal energy due to thermal agitation of the particles of the body. But the vector sum of linear momenta of the moving particles may be zero. It may have energy due to its position (P.E.) and thus momentum is zero.

    Yes, everybody has some internal energy due to thermal agitation of the particles of the body. But the vector sum of linear momenta of the moving particles may be zero. It may have energy due to its position (P.E.) and thus momentum is zero.