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Jun4-06, 02:02 PM
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What is the best way to estimate or measure the duration of a contact in a collision?

I have a stick applying a 1.5 N force onto a stationary plastic box. Assuming that the plastic is incompressible, how long will the time have elapsed before the stick with 1.5 N no longer has an effect on the box?

I might be leaving out some important information on materials, etc.. Please make the necessary assumptions.

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