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Two ways of applying force

  1. Aug 18, 2014 #1
    Is it correct that the two ways that force can be 'applied' are via an Impulse or Work? I know that force is defined as dp/dt, but how is force, mathematically, applied to a body? How is the dp/dt 'added in' to the behavior of the body, if that makes sense?
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  3. Aug 18, 2014 #2


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    The sum of all the dp/dt acting on the body tells you how the total p of the body changes over time.
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