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Name: Impulse
ID: m42159
Language: English (en)
  • Define impulse.
  • Describe effects of impulses in everyday life.
  • Determine the average effective force using graphical representation.
  • Calculate average force and impulse given mass, velocity, and time.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: Effective force, Force, Impulse, Momentum
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
Copyright Holders: Rice University (
Maintainers: OpenStax College (, OSC Physics Maintainer (

Latest version: 1.6 (history)
First publication date: Dec 21, 2011 1:32 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Feb 19, 2014 4:31 pm +0000


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Version: 1.6 Feb 19, 2014 4:31 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
added magnitude to exercises (errata)

Version: 1.5 Jul 19, 2012 11:22 am +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
W&N solutions manual pass

Version: 1.4 Jun 20, 2012 9:48 am +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
post W&N QA

Version: 1.3 Jun 13, 2012 1:38 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.2 Jun 13, 2012 9:47 am +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
initial content publication

Version: 1.1 Dec 28, 2011 2:24 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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