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Bouncing ball?

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Homework Statement


A ball hits the wall.So wall will exert an equal and opposite force the ball
Why doesn't the ball's forces gets equal so it moves with constant velocity?


Homework Equations


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The Attempt at a Solution


No attempt needed here.F-F=0 net force.
 

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Homework Statement


A ball hits the wall.So wall will exert an equal and opposite force the ball
Why doesn't the ball's forces gets equal so it moves with constant velocity?
Welcome to PF :smile:
The ball exerts a force on the WALL and the wall exerts a force on the BALL.
So the forces are not acting on the same object to be cancelled.Newton's third law doesn't state that.
For every action,there is an equal and opposite reaction.That does not mean the forces act on the same object. :wink:

Homework Equations


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Na
What??
 
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Thank you.
 

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