# Calculate force with speed and mass....

• Roderich Chenxu
In summary, the conversation discusses calculating the force in Newtons when given speed and distance, specifically in the context of a ball being pushed by a hand. The necessary information for calculating the force is the time of contact between the hand and the ball, or the acceleration if using basic kinematics.
Roderich Chenxu
Hi forumners, is it possible to calculate force in Newtons given speed and distance? Or if I have to, I would say the ball weighs approximately 3kg?

Your question is vague. Calculate the force of WHAT?

Zz.

Hi ZapperZ, calculating on the force of hand acting on the ball. Is this information enough?

Roderich Chenxu said:
Hi ZapperZ, calculating on the force of hand acting on the ball. Is this information enough?

Yes and no. We now know what force to estimate, but if you look at the concept of "Impulse", you'll notice that another parameter needs to be known: the time that the ball is in contact with the hand while it is being pushed. Either this is known, or it needs to be estimated.

Although, I suppose if we apply basic kinematics, we will be able to find the acceleration, given the distance traveled by the hand.

Zz.

## What is the formula for calculating force with speed and mass?

The formula for calculating force with speed and mass is F = m x a, where F is force, m is mass, and a is acceleration.

## How do you find the force if you know the speed and mass?

To find the force if you know the speed and mass, you can use the formula F = m x a, where F is force, m is mass, and a is acceleration. Simply plug in the values for mass and acceleration, and then solve for force.

## What units are used for force, speed, and mass?

Force is typically measured in Newtons (N), speed is measured in meters per second (m/s), and mass is measured in kilograms (kg).

## Can you calculate force with only knowing the speed and mass?

Yes, you can calculate force with only knowing the speed and mass. As long as you have the values for both speed and mass, you can use the formula F = m x a to calculate force.

## What other factors can affect the force besides speed and mass?

There are other factors that can affect the force, such as the direction of the force, the surface area over which the force is applied, and any external forces acting on the object. Additionally, factors like friction, air resistance, and gravity can also affect the force.

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