# Egg drop

1. May 10, 2005

### deficiency4math

Hi,

if anyone has successfully done an egg project like this, I would really appreciate any input.

The thread is in the general engineering section.

thanks

2. May 10, 2005

### Jameson

I did this a few years ago although my model wasn't very good. What are the criteria for your drop? Height, size of protection for egg, etc.

3. May 11, 2005

### deficiency4math

4. May 12, 2005

### PhysicsinCalifornia

Well, not quite an egg drop competition, but I had a water balloon competition
I know that the egg is more fragile.

Basically, since the momentum when the egg hits the floor is very high
(remember the momentum equation?)
Well, just for in case,
$$p = mv$$, and the impulse,
$$I = F \Delta T = \Delta p$$

You can change the momentum if you either change the time(time it takes to hit the ground), or force(basically how hard it hits the ground)

If you CANNOT use a parachute like me, the only thing you can change is $$\Delta T$$

Can you thing of a way to do that?

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