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# What is the difference between Sudden Force and Impact Force?

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What is the difference between Sudden Force and Impact Force?

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Sudden force means when you try to apply force on some object, from minimum to maximum within very short time. Lets say, an elevator reaches ground floor and it being empty. As soon as door opens, crowd outside rushes in quickly. So if we have attached weight balance or something, as people starts entering there will be continuous rise in weight until people starts entering. Assuming people are very agile, we can say that within a very short time, force on elevator increased from being 0 to some max value. This is sudden force, from min to max within very short time.

Well , for case of impact, lets say.........you are walking on road and suddenly a 100kmph vehicle hits you. So at 0 sec you are having no force on you, but in next 0.01 sec, a tremendous force hits you. Thats what we call impact. another example, Sachin hitting bowl with bat.

So only difference is time taken. As compared to Impact force, Sudden force takes considerable time to increase.

I hope that provided sufficient info.

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