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Momentum from F in component form

  • #1
I am having some trouble figuring out where to start with this problem:

The force on a particle of mass m is given by:

F= 26i – 12t^2j

where F is in N and t in seconds.

What will be the change in the particle’s momentum between t=1s and t=2s?

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks,
Eric
 

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The area under a force curve is equal to the change in momentum
 
  • #3
OK, so maybe this is where I'm having difficulty. From what I can gather, figuring the area under a curve requires some knowledge of integrals; something I haven't got to yet in Calc class.

Is this assumption correct? Assuming it is, is there a way to do it without using integrals?

--Eric
 

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