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    Dynamics problem

    Please explain Impulsive force?
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    It's really just a force that acts on an object for a short interval of time. The term is usually used in the context of a collision. For example a ball being thrown against a wall. There is a short impulsive force between the wall and the ball for a very short period of time, after which the ball rebounds.
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