Problem: What is the impulse on a 3.0 kg particle that experiences the force described by the graph in the figure?

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Impulse is equal to the area under the curve. We'll sum the area enclosed by the three triangles. 

Area of traingle,

Area=12×base×height

For triangle A,

Base, b = (2 ms - 0 ms) = 2 × 10-3 s

Height, h = - 500 N

For triangle B,

Base, b = (8 ms - 2 ms) = 6 × 10-3 s

Height, h = 2000 N

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What is the impulse on a 3.0 kg particle that experiences the force described by the graph in the figure?

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