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Impulse (When Push Comes to Shove)

It turns out that having a net force is not enough to cause a change in the motion of an object.  A net force must actually be present for some instant of time.  A huge force acting for zero seconds accomplishes nothing.  In fact, a small force acting for a long time can be as effective as a huge force acting for a short time...

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