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) 

To calculate the impulse from acceleration, multiply the mass, acceleration, and time together.

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)