Enter the applied force and the elapsed time into the calculator to determine the Impulse Momentum. 

Impulse Momentum Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Impulse Momentum.

I = F*dt

  • Where I is the Impulse Momentum (m/s*kg)
  • F is the applied force (N)
  • dt is the elapsed time (s)

Impulse momentum is a measure of the total change in momentum.

What are the units for Impulse Momentum?

The most common units for Impulse Momentum are m/s*kg.

How to Calculate Impulse Momentum?

Example Problem:

The following example problem outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the Impulse Momentum.

First, determine the applied force. In this example, the applied force is determined to be 40 (N).

Next, determine the elapsed time. For this problem, the elapsed time is measured to be 12 (s).

Finally, calculate the Impulse Momentum using the formula above: 

I = F*dt

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives: 

I = 40*12 =480 (m/s*kg)