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So I can take my constant impulse and potentially create a more kinetic energy from said impulse depending on how I apply it? I'm guessing the same impulse will create more energy if the distance traveled is larger, so that would take more effort on my part, the person applying the force. The puzzle is starting to come together. Thank you.jbriggs444 said:The answer has been given a number of times already [in another recent thread]

Energy goes as force times displacement. Momentum goes as force times time. The two need not be proportional. With an off-center hit there is less resistance at the point of impact, so more velocity at the point of impact, so more displacement at the point of impact, so more energy transferred for a given impulse.