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ERIC Number: EJ723776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Measurement of Coefficient of Restitution Made Easy
Farkas, N.; Ramsier, R. D.
Physics Education, v41 n1 p73-75 Jan 2006
We present a simple activity that permits students to determine the coefficient of restitution of bouncing balls using only a stopwatch, a metre stick and graphical analysis. The experiment emphasizes that simple models, in combination with careful attention to how students make measurements, can lead to good results in a straightforward way.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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