Enter the total mass of an object (m) and the change in velocity of that object to calculate its impulse. This calculator can also calculate the mass or velocities, given the other variables are known.

Impulse Formula

The following formula can be used to calculate Impulse:

Impulse = (m) * (V2-V1)
  • M is the mass (kg)
  • V2 is the final velocity (m/s)
  • V1 is the initial velocity

To calculate impulse, multiply the mass of the object by the change in velocity.

Impulse Definition

Impulse is a term used in mechanics and physics to describe the net change in the moment of an object or system.

How to calculate impulse?


First, you need to obtain the mass of an object. You can do this through calculation or through the use of a scale.

Next, you need to measure the speed or velocity at a start point and an endpoint.

Then, you need to subtract the last measured speed by the first measured speed.

Finally, multiply your change in speed by the mass that you had weighed early. Now you have your impulse.

Another way to calculate impulse is to calculate the momentum at the initial time, and the final time. Then subtract momentum 1 from momentum 2 and you are your impulse.


What is impulse?

Impulse is a term used in mechanics to describe the change in momentum of an object.

What is momentum?

Momentum is a product of the mass and velocity of an object. The faster and heavier an object is, the more momentum it contains.