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ERIC Number: EJ892010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Debouncing a Superball
MacInnes, Iain
Physics Teacher, v45 n5 p304-305 May 2007
Superballs can be purchased in local toy stores. They are described as being highly elastic. For bounces on a wooden bench top, the coefficient of restitution, defined as the ratio of the velocity after collision to the velocity before collision, can be determined from the heights reached on successive rebounds. The value obtained is typically about e = 0.8.
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Language: English
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