Enter the mass (kg), the acceleration (m/s^2), and the time (s) into the calculator to determine the Impulse From Acceleration. 

Impulse From Acceleration Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Impulse From Acceleration.

I = m * a * t

  • Where I is the Impulse From Acceleration (N-s)
  • m is the mass (kg) 
  • a is the acceleration (m/s^2) 
  • t is the time (s) 

How to Calculate Impulse From Acceleration?

The following example problems outline how to calculate the Impulse From Acceleration.

Example Problem #1

  1. First, determine the mass (kg). In this example, the mass (kg) is given as 25 .
  2. Next, determine the acceleration (m/s^2). For this problem, the acceleration (m/s^2) is given as  15 .
  3. Next, determine the time (s). In this case, the time (s) is found to be 5.
  4. Finally, calculate the Impulse From Acceleration using the formula above: 

I = m * a * t

Inserting the values from above yields: 

I = 25 * 15 * 5 = 1875 (N-s)


Example Problem #2

Using the same method as above, determine the variables required by the equation. For this example problem, these are as follows:

mass (kg) = 35

acceleration (m/s^2) = 6

time (s) = 8

Entering these given values and solving gives: 

I = 35 * 6 * 8 = 1680 (N-s)