# Do you experience an impulse when you catch it and then throw it out again?

To toss a ball, an impulse is applied to it. To catch it at the same speed, an impulse is also applied. If the ball is caught and thrown back at the same speed, the impulse exerted is twice that of any of the two preceding examples.

## Do you experience an impulse when you catch a ball?

Do you have an impulse when you catch a similar-speed ball? Yes, since catching the ball exerts a force on you. This force has a driving force. The more mass of the object that is moved, the more force will be generated.

This force is called "impulse". It is measured in newtons seconds (N·s). One newton is the force needed to accelerate one kilogram per second squared (1 kg·m/s^2).

If we catch a ball with force F, then its impulse will be FΔt, where Δt is the time it takes us to catch the ball.

Thus, our impulse per unit time is F divided by the mass of the object that we are catching, times 10,000 N·s per kilo gram. That's 10 times bigger than your body weight!

And because impulse is the product of force and time, saying that someone has "big arms" is equivalent to saying that they can catch balls quickly.

## What is the application of impulse?

Here are a few instances of impulse in action. Just before catching the ball, a cricket player lowers his hand. This lengthens the period of impact and reduces the force's effect. When someone falls from a bed onto the floor, they sustain more damage than if they land on a pile of sand. The more cushion that exists between your body and the ground, the less likely you are to suffer an injury when you fall.

Impulse is the initial force applied to an object at rest. If we divide this force into components that travel in straight lines and those that don't, we can say that impulse is the sum of the momentary forces acting on an object at any one time. These momentary forces can be classified as direct or indirect.

Direct impulse comes from a single cause and acts on the object instantly. An arrow shot at a target causes direct impulse on the target. Indirect impulse results from many causes and acts over a period of time. The impact of a rock on a tree trunk causes indirect impulse on the tree. The energy stored in the rock is released upon contact with the tree, causing it to move.

Momentum is the product of mass and velocity-that is, the total amount of movement a body experiences during a given time interval. For example, if I jump up and lift my feet above my head, I will experience some momentum because my body will continue moving even after my hands stop touching the ground.

## What are the two ways to increase impulse?

Time is related to impulse. It is the amount of force maintained throughout time. You may raise the impulse by increasing either the force applied or the length of time the force is applied. For example, jumping high or landing on a soft surface will increase the impulse.

Rate of fire is the other way to increase impulse. This means how many movements of the trigger finger per second. Fast shooting techniques such as squeeze shots and continuous firing allow for more shots to be fired in a short period of time.

## What is an electrical impulse?

An impulse is a sudden force or desire, such as an electrical impulse or a desire to grab some pizza. An electrical charge or pulse is another definition of "impulse." Every day, electrical impulses travel through cables throughout your home. Things happen as a result of both types of impulses. For example, when you press the button on a remote control, an electrical impulse travels through the wire connecting the controller and the door lock on your house. The lock then sends out an impulse telling the security system that it is time to activate the alarm.

Electricity is the flow of electrons through a conductor such as a copper wire. When electricity flows through a conductor, it creates magnetic fields around the conductor. These fields are called electromagnetic fields. Impulses are forces that occur within these magnetic fields. Thus, an impulse is a force that occurs within an electromagnetic field.

An electrical circuit can be described as all the paths along which an electric current might flow. All the connections between two points within a circuit must be made with conductors. Conductors are materials that allow an electric current to flow without resistance. Examples of conductors include wires, metal plates, and carbon fibers. A conductor may act as a path for an electric current only during certain times. For example, if a conductor such as a copper wire gets damaged, it can prevent current from flowing through it. However, if the conductor is repaired, it will once again become able to carry current.

##### Marilyn Hefley

Marilyn Hefley graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in psychology. She enjoys working with clients one-on-one to help them understand their own thoughts and feelings, and how they can use this knowledge to make better decisions in their lives.