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Peak Force formula

  1. Oct 4, 2012 #1
    Greetings. I have been searching on the internet for an equation with which I can calculate the peak force of an impact. Even though forumers told me that the basic F = m x v / t formula is enough to use in determining the behavior of an object at impact, I would still like to know the peak force, just so that I know all the calculations in this matter. I have found this on the net:

    (p^2/2m)x2 p is momentum and m is mass!

    Is this equation the right one?

    Thank you for your time
    Aragorn49
     
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