# The impulse of an object during deployment

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how do I find the impulse of an object when it is deployed. (here is an image of the deployment method, It is just a string)
Thanks so much!!!!!
delta

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russ_watters
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how do I find the impulse of an object when it is deployed. (here is an image of the deployment method, It is just a string)
Thanks so much!!!!!
delta
I'm having trouble understanding what is happening in that picture -- can you describe it or provide a diagram? From the picture it looks like a high school lab...?

I'm having trouble understanding what is happening in that picture -- can you describe it or provide a diagram? From the picture it looks like a high school lab...?
thanks so much for responding! okay so the picture is of the release mechanism, which is just a string attached to a bottom of the basket. the string is held so that the basket can be released without the person touching the basket. also the basket is being released down a zipline.
delta

russ_watters
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thanks so much for responding! okay so the picture is of the release mechanism, which is just a string attached to a bottom of the basket. the string is held so that the basket can be released without the person touching the basket. also the basket is being released down a zipline.
You're welcome!

So are you asking about the impulse provided by the release mechanism or by the whole trip on the zipline?

You're welcome!

So are you asking about the impulse provided by the release mechanism or by the whole trip on the zipline?
thanks!
delta

russ_watters
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The string is just holding the car still and then you just let go of the string? I suppose if you don't hold the car back and it doesn't swing when released, and the car is a lot heavier than the string, there is little or no impulse provided by letting it go.

The string is just holding the car still and then you just let go of the string? I suppose if you don't hold the car back and it doesn't swing when released, and the car is a lot heavier than the string, there is little or no impulse provided by letting it go.
thank you so much!!! this is super helpful!
delta

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