Conceptual Dynamics - Independent Learning

Linear Impulse-Momentum Principle - Example Problem 9.3-9


A 0.45-kg soccer ball rolls to a player with a velocity of 3 m/s, in the direction shown, before being kicked by the player. After the ball is kicked, it moves in the direction shown with a velocity of 10 m/s. If the ball is in contact with the player’s foot for 0.10 seconds, determine the magnitude and direction of the average force exerted by the player during the kick.



  • m = 0.45 kg
  • v1 = 3 m/s
  • v2 = 10 m/s
  • Δt = 0.1 s


  • F


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Interactive solution:


What is the ball's change in momentum?