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Ball bounce on mars vs earth

  1. Mar 4, 2015 #1
    I understand that if a ball is dropped on earth and dropped on mars, the ball will reach the same height on both planets thanks the law of conservation of energy. Can anyone prove this mathematically?
    Thanks in advance
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  3. Mar 4, 2015 #2

    Simon Bridge

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  4. Mar 4, 2015 #3


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    Welcome to PF!

    Conservation of energy is about as simple as physical laws get: x=x. How you prove it I guess depends on how detailed you want to be, but no matter what you do, everything in it cancels-out to x=x.
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