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