# Q RE Momentum from F in component form

1. Oct 26, 2005

### EricHoffman

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

2. Oct 27, 2005

### µ³

The area under a force curve is equal to the change in momentum

3. Oct 27, 2005

### EricHoffman

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