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Homework Help: Newtons to Newton meters per second

  1. Jan 12, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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

    3. 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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  3. Jan 12, 2015 #2


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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.
  4. Jan 12, 2015 #3
    Ya I definitely stepped in it. Sorry. 1000 is the weight in kilograms, and 0.055 is the time in seconds
  5. Jan 12, 2015 #4


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    Mass * velocity = momentum

    momentum / time = ?
  6. Jan 12, 2015 #5
    Ok I think that helps, Thanks
  7. Jan 12, 2015 #6
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