Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 6 - Think and Explain: 60

Answer

The impulse given to the Earth, the "momentum of recoil", also has magnitude of $10 \frac{kg \cdot m}{s}$, but directed downward. We don't feel/see this because the mass M of the Earth is so big that "v" is minuscule.
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