For varying forces, the total impulse is the area under the Force-Time graph.
The force vs. time graphs for two collisions are shown. Which collision has the largest impulse?
A. The impulses are the same.
B. The impulse for collision 2 since it lasts longer.
C. The impulse for collision 1 since it has the larger maximum force.
D. Cannot be determined since the initial an final speeds are unknown.
E. Cannot be determined since the masses are unknown.
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