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Force-On-Impact to Energy

  1. Dec 29, 2009 #1
    Is there a way to calulate the kinetic energy of an objent upon impact based on the measurement of force alone?

    Say, I drop my object on a force gauge. It comes back with a number in Newtons. Is there a way to turn that number into joules?
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  3. Dec 29, 2009 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    Yes, provided you can tell us over what distance that force was applied.

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