You drop a ball from a height of 2.0m. and it bounces back

Chapter 6, Problem 51

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QUESTION:

You drop a ball from a height of 2.0 m. and it bounces back to a height of 1.5 m.

(a) What fraction of its initial energy is lost during the bounce?

(b) What is the ball's speed just as it leaves the ground after the bounce?

(c) Where did the energy go?

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QUESTION:

You drop a ball from a height of 2.0 m. and it bounces back to a height of 1.5 m.

(a) What fraction of its initial energy is lost during the bounce?

(b) What is the ball's speed just as it leaves the ground after the bounce?

(c) Where did the energy go?

ANSWER:

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Given data:

Height from which the ball is dropped of H = 2 m.

The ball bounces back to a height of h = 1.5 m.

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