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  1. Jan 18, 2017 #1
    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?

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    Thank you in advance.
     
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  3. Jan 18, 2017 #2

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    Your question is vague. Calculate the force of WHAT?

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  4. Jan 18, 2017 #3
    Hi ZapperZ, calculating on the force of hand acting on the ball. Is this information enough?
     
  5. Jan 18, 2017 #4

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    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.

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