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Momentum is the measure of the speed of price change, which can sometimes serve...
The quantity of motion in a moving body, being always proportioned to the quantity of matter multiplied by the velocity; impetus.
A property of an activity or course of events, viewed as analogous to forward motion or to physical momentum (def. 1), such that the activity is believed to be able to continue moving forward without further application of force or effort; -- often used to describe an increase in the acquisition of public support for a purpose; as, as, the petition drive gained momentum when it was mentioned in the newspapers.
see linear momentum or angular momentum.
expresses an object's tendency to keep moving at its current speed and direction.
the mass of an object multiplied by its velocity. It is a vectored quantity with both magnitude and direction.
Synonym of linear momentum. The product of the mass and the velocity of a particle.
A measure of the tendency that a moving body has to keep moving. The momentum in a given direction (the "linear momentum") is equal to the mass of the body times its component of velocity in that direction. ~ See Also: angular momentum.
something resembling the force of a moving body
A measure of the quantity of motion possessed by a body in a particular frame of reference. Momentum is calculated as the product of a body's mass and its velocity (p = mv).
The quantity of motion in a body, measured by the product of its mass into its velocity.
The mass of a moving body multiplied by its velocity; the quantity of the motion of a moving body. Newton unit of force equal to the amount necessary to accelerate a mass of one kilogram one meter per second per second. The reading as indicated by the needle in a spring scale is measured in Newton's.
A measure of a body's motion. It can be calculated from the product of the body's mass and velocity.
The product of mass times velocity. Momentum is conserved in any system of particles.
The tendency of the market to continue moving in the same direction as it is currently moving.
The mass x velocity of an object. It is good for comparing the impact effects an object will have.
Momentum is a property that measures the tendency of a moving object to keep moving in the same direction. Increasing the speed of an object increases its momentum, and a heavy object will have more momentum than a lighter one moving at the same speed. For a particle with mass m and velocity v, the momentum of the particle is mv.
Momentum pertains to the quantity of motion that an object possesses. Any mass that is in motion has momentum. In fact, momentum depends upon mass and velocity, or in other words, the amount of "stuff" that is moving and how fast the "stuff" is moving. A train of roller coaster cars moving at a high speed has a lot of momentum. A tennis ball moving at a high speed has less momentum. And the building you are in, despite its large mass, has no momentum since it is at rest.
Quantity of motion. Linear momentum is the quantity obtained by multiplying the mass of a body by its linear speed. Angular momentum is the quantity obtained by multiplying the moment of inertia of a body by its angular speed.    The momentum of a system of particles is given by the sum of the momentums of the individual particles which make up the system or by the product of the total mass of the system and the velocity of the center of gravity of the system.    The momentum of a continuous medium is given by the integral of the velocity over the mass of the medium or by the product of the total mass of the medium and the velocity of the center of gravity of the medium.
A property of a particle which is given by the product of its mass with its velocity.
force gained as a result of physical movement or a series of events The runaway car lost momentum on the uphill slope.
an impelling force or strength; "the car's momentum carried it off the road"
the product of a body's mass and its velocity; "the momentum of the particles was deduced from meteoritic velocities"
The total energy of an object (mass times velocity).
strength of motion
The property of an object defined as the product of its velocity and mass and it is measured in kgm/s. Momentum is related to force as follows: Force = the rate of change of momentum.
The combination of an object's mass and its velocity. A massive object going at a high velocity has a large momentum.
The product of the mass of an object times its velocity.
units of mass*length/time attributed to a body that is conserved in any collision
the product of mass (m) times velocity (v)
Momentum is a vector quantity and is equal to mass multiplied by velocity. In a collision or explosion, the total momentum is always conserved. Momentum
The force or energy associated with an object in motion. Also known as linear momentum. If an object's linear momentum has no external force acting on it, then that object's momentum will not change.
The motion in a given direction, that is entirely the result of the mass of the object moving in that direction and not to some other force being applied to it. This momentum could also be called "inertia". When we steer a sailboat into the wind, its momentum carries it a certain direction in that direction, but it cannot sail in that direction due to the force of the wind on its sails.
The velocity of a price move. It compares the most recent close to the close a specific number of periods ago.
A principle in physics that represents the mass of a body times its velocity. Momentum is gained in the goal achievement process by developing a plan where you always know what to do next.
A technical analysis study tool that measures the relative change in price within a specific time interval.
the property of a moving body by virtue of its mass and motion : a driving force.
The product of the mass and velocity of a moving body.
This refers to an indicator that represents the change in price now from some fixed time period in the past. Momentum is one of the few leading indicators. Momentum as a market indicator is quite different from momentum as a term in physics which equals mass times acceleration.
The momentum of a body is the product of its mass and linear velocity. Mass is the physical measure of the principal inertial property of a body. Price values do not have physical properties. Consequently, they have no mass. Scientifically illiterate traders sometimes refer to rate of change erroneously as momentum. However, the momentum of a market price change is the product of zero mass and zero linear velocity, which, of course, always is zero. A properly designed price momentum indicator therefore always is at zero. The trading indicators some traders call price momentum indicators, actually are price rate of change indicators.
Having the leverage necessary to control an opponent's moves through the use of threats. Creating momentum is the most widely-used, and most effective, strategy for the game. This situation is also called initiative and tempo.
an impelling force or strength also a property of a moving body that determines the length of time required to bring it to rest when under the action of a constant force
For a single nonrelativistic particle, the product of the mass and the velocity of a particle.
Product of mass and velocity of an object. p=ma
A force of movement that grows faster and faster over a certain distance. Momentum is something you strive for in sports performance, but avoid for weight training.
Related to the velocity of a price move. The most recent close is compared to a specific number of closes in a specific time frame.