# Is the Newton the unit for impulse?

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The standard unit for impulse is the Newton-second. (

We can see why this is true by taking a look at what types of units are used in the formulas for impulse:

In the first formula, the average force, measured in Newtons, is multiplied by the change in time, which is measured in seconds. Thus, the result will be in Newton-seconds because we are multiplying Newtons by seconds.

The second formula will agree. Since it can be viewed equally as