# What portion of impulse is received by the cylinder?

Condition:

A cylinder with a piston are situated along Y axis. Piston receives an impulse (P1) along Y axis and transmits it to the cylinder through a gas medium with which cylinder is filled. The impulse received by the cylinder along Y axis is P2.

Question:

Is P1 = P2?

Note: we are only considering the Y component of kinetic impulse.

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$Impulse=force\times time$ – user80551 Jul 31 '13 at 9:07