Impact Impulse

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Impact Impulse

 

the impulse of the impulsive force acting on each of the colliding bodies during impact. The magnitude of the impact impulse is given by the equation S = Pav τ or

where P is the impulsive force, Pav is its average value during the time of impact, and τ is the duration of the impact. In the general theory of impact the impact impulse is regarded as a measure of the mechanical interaction of bodies during impact.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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