The Impulse Calculator will calculate:
|The impulse of an object when hitting an unmoveable obstacle J|
|The force of collision when an object hits an unmoveable obstacle is N|
|Impulse of object calculation|
|J⃗ = m × v⃗0 - m × v⃗|
J⃗ = × - ×
|Force of collision calculation|
|F⃗ = m × v ⃗0 - m × v⃗/∆t|
F⃗ = × - × /
F⃗ = /
|Impulse Calculator Input Values|
|Mass of object (m1) kg|
|Velocity of object before collision (v⃗0) m/s|
|Velocity of object after collision (v⃗) m/s|
|Time of collision (Δt) s|
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When calculating the impulse of an object when hitting an unmoveable obstacle a positive number indicates movement to the right.
You can calculate the force of collision when an object hits an unmoveable obstacle if the collision interval is available using the following equation:
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