Impulse is equal to the area under the curve. We'll sum the area enclosed by the three triangles.
Area of traingle,
For triangle A,
Base, b = (2 ms - 0 ms) = 2 × 10-3 s
Height, h = - 500 N
For triangle B,
Base, b = (8 ms - 2 ms) = 6 × 10-3 s
Height, h = 2000 N
What is the impulse on a 3.0 kg particle that experiences the force described by the graph in the figure?
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