## IMPULSE

### Impulse

In classical mechanics, the**impulse**of force is defined as the product of the average force multiplied by the time it is exerted. Impulse is a vector quantity since force is a vector quantity. The SI unit of impulse is the newton second or, in base units, the kilogram meter per second . Impulse is also defined as the change in the linear momentum of a body.

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### impulse

#### Noun

- A thrust; a push; a sudden force that impels.
- A wish or urge, particularly a sudden one prompting action.
*The***impulse**to learn drove me to study night and day.*When I saw the new dictionary, I couldn't resist the***impulse**to browse through it.

- The integral of force over time.
*The total***impulse**from the impact will depend on the kinetic energy of the bullet.

#### Verb

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