# Bowling Physics

1. Dec 28, 2007

### Valeres

Hi,

I'm trying to solve an argument and hope someone can point me in the right direction.

How does one calculate the impact force of a 7.26kg bowling ball traveling at 12 meters per second and impacting a single pin weighing 1.64kg. I calculated the energy of the bowling ball at 662 newton meters but i have no idea where to go from here as its been 7 years since I took a physics class. I'm assuming the impact force will be measured in something like g-forces.

The only formula I could find was f=m(dv/dt) but I don't think thats what I'm looking for.