A 200 g ball is dropped from a height of 2.0 m, bounces on a hard floor, and rebounds to a height of 1.5 m. Figure P9.41 shows the impulse received from the floor. What maximum force does the floor exert on the ball?
Solution 28 P
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We have to find the maximum force the floor exerts on the ball.
The motion diagram for the problem is as shown in the below figure.
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The velocity of the ball just before and after it hits the floor can be found from the kinematic equation for constant acceleration.