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Work energy method and impulse momentum method

  1. Oct 2, 2005 #1
    we have two concepts

    1)if force is applied for a distance x(i.e work) it increases the kinetic energy of a mass

    2)if force is applied for a time t(i.e impulse) it increases the momentum of the mass

    why there are two concepts. Are the above two same?
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 2, 2005 #2


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    Neither of those things you just said are correct. Work and kinetic energy are not the same thing and impulse and momentum are not the same thing either.
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