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WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Double Ball Bounce

PIRA 1N30.60

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Photo of Demo

Description:

A tennis ball is held in contact with a basket ball, then the two are dropped as one. The basketball has a higher momentum since is has a higher mass. When they hit, the mometums "switches"; i.e. the tennis ball has a momentum equal to that had by the basketball before the collision. The effect is a very fast moving, high bouncing tennis ball.

Recipe and
Location:

Tennis Ball
Basketball

Video:

Streaming Video:

Double Ball Bounce

MPG Video:

Double Ball Bounce

Real Video:

Double Ball Bounce

Notes:

None at this time.

 

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