Impulse,

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The area under a Force vs time graph is a product of force and time.

What represents the impulse of the force in a graph of force versus time?

a) The impulse is equal to length of the curve.

b) The impulse is equal to the slope of the curve.

c) The impulse is equal to the area under the curve.

d) The impulse is equal to the product of the maximum force times the maximum time.

e) Impulse cannot be determined from this type of graph.

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