Enter the total impulse and the total time into the calculator to convert the impulse to force.

Impulse to Force Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the force from impulse.

F = J/t

  • Where F is the force (N)
  • J is the impulse (N-s)
  • t is the time (s)

To calculate force from impulse, simply divide the total impulse by the change in time.

Can impulse be converted to force?

Impulse is defined as force times time. Therefore, to convert an impulse to a force, the time must be known, then you divide the impulse by that time.

How to Calculate Force From Impulse?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the force from impulse.

First, determine the total impulse. In this example, the impulse is measured as 500 N-s.

Next, determine the total change in time. The change in time is measured to be 50 s.

Finally, calculate the force from impulse using the formula above:

F = J/t

F = 500/50

F = 10N