Pushing a ball vs Punching a ball

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Homework Statement



Is there any difference between pushing a ball and punching a ball?
If so, which one would cause the ball to travel faster?
Assume force and mass is constant.

Homework Equations



F=ma

The Attempt at a Solution



Pushing a ball (without friction)
Let's say F=10N and m=0.1kg
Using Newton's Second Law
a=100m/s^2
...

Punching a ball (without friction)
...

I am stuck already. Please advice me step by step. Thank you.
 

Answers and Replies

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for punching, use the impulse ...

I = F = integral(dp/dt)
p is momentum
 

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