Professional Application Explain in terms of impulse how padding reduces forces in a collision. State this in terms of a real example, such as the advantages of a carpeted vs. tile floor for a day care center.
Step-by-step solution In this problem explain the following given condition with proper explanation and examples Step 1 of 3 If a plastic ball is dropped on a tile floor, it will jump more as compared to the carpeted floor. This phenomenon can be explained by the expression of impulse, Here, is the change in momentum, is the net force acted on the ball and is the time duration for which force is acted on the ball. Step 2 of 3 Now, for the carpeted floor, the net force will stay longer time than the tile floor because the carpet gets compressed when ball strikes on it. The value is much more in case of carpeted floor as compared to the tile floor, but the change of the momentum for the ball will be constant for both the cases.