Force vs Impulse

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Jun 26, 2009 at 9:57 PM

I'm having trouble telling the difference between applying a force and an impulse.  I can apply either to a body, and the body will act the same (except that I have to use much larger numbers for forces).  Is it because the force and impulse are being applied each frame?  *confused*

Coordinator
Jun 26, 2009 at 10:23 PM
Edited Jul 21, 2009 at 4:44 PM

See the post further down for a link to a better explanation.

Jun 27, 2009 at 8:34 AM

That makes sense... but do you mean Force is an impulse that takes time into account?  Force = timestep * impulse

Coordinator
Jun 27, 2009 at 5:39 PM

There is a pretty good explanation here.

Force is the impulse over time: force = impulse/time