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Homework Statement
Below is a snapshot of the question I can't seem to solve.
I can't seem to find in my textbook how to work out this problem...:(
Any pointers? Thanks!
nukeman said:Homework Statement
Below is a snapshot of the question I can't seem to solve.
I can't seem to find in my textbook how to work out this problem...:(
Any pointers? Thanks!
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nukeman said:Impulse is the change in momentum
Impulse is a physical quantity that measures the change in momentum of an object. It is calculated by multiplying the force applied to an object by the time over which the force acts. This can be represented by the equation Impulse = Force x Time.
The magnitude of impulse is determined by calculating the area under the force vs. time graph. This can be done by dividing the graph into smaller shapes, such as rectangles or triangles, and calculating the area of each shape. The sum of these areas will give the total magnitude of impulse.
The direction of impulse is determined by the direction of the force applied to the object. If the force is applied in the same direction as the object's motion, the impulse will be in the same direction. If the force is applied in the opposite direction, the impulse will be in the opposite direction.
Some examples of impulse in everyday life include hitting a golf ball with a club, a car's airbag deploying during a collision, and a person jumping off a diving board into a pool. In all of these cases, a force is applied to an object over a certain amount of time, resulting in a change in momentum and the generation of impulse.
Impulse and momentum are closely related, as impulse is defined as the change in momentum of an object. The greater the impulse, the greater the change in momentum and the greater the effect on the object's motion. This relationship is represented by the equation Impulse = Change in Momentum.