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Newtons to Newton meters per second

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Homework Statement



Ok so 1000(5.556 m/s – 0 m/s)/0.055 = 101018 Newton’s which is a unit of force. We know the force was applied for 1 foot of travel (.3048meters)

Homework Equations


So the incorrect conversion would be to multiply by .3048 to get 30790 newton meters per second. I am missing the time component

The Attempt at a Solution


Do I need to divide 1 by 0.055seconds and than multiply that number by 30790? Any help would be appreciated I am baffled. Thanks
 

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Homework Statement



Ok so 1000(5.556 m/s – 0 m/s)/0.055 = 101018 Newton’s which is a unit of force. We know the force was applied for 1 foot of travel (.3048meters)

Homework Equations


So the incorrect conversion would be to multiply by .3048 to get 30790 newton meters per second. I am missing the time component

The Attempt at a Solution


Do I need to divide 1 by 0.055seconds and than multiply that number by 30790? Any help would be appreciated I am baffled. Thanks
It's not clear what you are talking about here. Some of the units have been omitted, which muddies the water further. 1000 what? 0.055 what? You've jumped into the middle of something here; we just don't know what.
 
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It's not clear what you are talking about here. Some of the units have been omitted, which muddies the water further. 1000 what? 0.055 what? You've jumped into the middle of something here; we just don't know what.
Ya I definitely stepped in it. Sorry. 1000 is the weight in kilograms, and 0.055 is the time in seconds
 
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Ya I definitely stepped in it. Sorry. 1000 is the weight in kilograms, and 0.055 is the time in seconds
Mass * velocity = momentum

momentum / time = ?
 
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Mass * velocity = momentum

momentum / time = ?
Ok I think that helps, Thanks
 
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Hi Paulhook. Welcome to Physics Forums.

Part of doing science involves developing and using your communication skills so that people can understand you. We're very good at helping people, but we're not mind readers. Please put yourself in our place, and state your problems so that we can make sense out of them.

Chet
 

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