Impulse Calculator | iCalculator

The Impulse Calculator will calculate:

  1. Impulse of an object when colliding to an unmoveable obstacle if the collision time is given
  2. Force of collision when an object hits an unmoveable obstacle if the collision time is given

Impulse Calculator
Impulse Calculator Results (detailed calculations and formula below)
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
J = m × v0 - m × v
J = × - ×
J =
Force of collision calculation
F = m × v 0 - m × v/∆t
F = × - × /
F = /
F =
Impulse Calculator Input Values
Mass of object (m1) kg
Velocity of object before collision (v0) m/s
Velocity of object after collision (v) m/s
Time of collision (Δt) s

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Impulse of object Formula and Calculation

When calculating the impulse of an object when hitting an unmoveable obstacle a positive number indicates movement to the right.

J = m × v0 - m × v

Force of collision Formula and Calculation

You can calculate the force of collision when an object hits an unmoveable obstacle if the collision interval is available using the following equation:

F = m × v 0 - m × v/∆t

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