Is the impulse a force?

1 Answer
Mar 27, 2018


An impulse is related to force. It is equal to #F*t#, a force multiplied by the length of time the force was applied.


Impulse is also equal to change in momentum caused by the impulse. So you can say that

#"force" xx "the time the force was applied" = m*(v-u)#

So if you know the change in momentum and time of contact, you can calculate the average force applied.

I hope this helps.