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Calculating drop heights based on known forces

  1. Nov 25, 2011 #1
    I have a fixed object of known mass (12kg) being impacted by an air pistion of known force (), I desperatly need to be able to calculate what height an object would have to be dropped to have the same force imparted to it that a specific known piston would.
    what equations do i use and what other data do i require?
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  3. Nov 25, 2011 #2
    You need to know the time period the force is acting and the distance on which the object decelerates after dropping.
  4. Nov 25, 2011 #3
    the time period is easily calculated, but what do you mean by "distance on which the object decelerates after dropping" how do i calculate this?
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