1. Visit this thread to beta-test StudySchedule.org. StudySchedule is a free nonprofit site that builds dynamic MCAT study schedules unique for your needs and timeline.
Hey, Guest, do you know how much will it cost you to apply to medical school? Check out SDN's Medical School Application Cost Calculator and plan your budget.

Impulse & Impact Force

Discussion in 'MCAT Study Question Q&A' started by texan2414, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. SDN is made possible through member donations, sponsorships, and our volunteers. Learn about SDN's nonprofit mission.
  1. texan2414

    texan2414 2+ Year Member

    1,210
    734
    Jul 24, 2013
    I had a quick conceptual question on Impulse-

    So I know that impulse can be considered conceptually similar to Newton's 3rd Law- In that during a collision, both objects (irrespective of their masses) experience the same impulse.

    Now my question is if they feel the same impulse, does it mean that the heavier object feels less of an impact force?

    How is the impact force related to an object's mass in the context of impulse and collisions?

    Thanks,
     
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. texan2414

    texan2414 2+ Year Member

    1,210
    734
    Jul 24, 2013
    ref: TBR Physics I pg 202.
     
  4. Cawolf

    Cawolf 2+ Year Member

    3,343
    2,050
    Feb 26, 2013
    The forces will be the same magnitude with opposite direction.

    Force = ma

    a = F/m

    So objects with a greater mass are accelerated less, and vice versa.
     
  5. texan2414

    texan2414 2+ Year Member

    1,210
    734
    Jul 24, 2013
    Thank you.
     

Share This Page