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Homework Help: Egg drop

  1. May 10, 2005 #1
    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. jcsd
  3. May 10, 2005 #2
    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.
     
  4. May 11, 2005 #3
  5. May 12, 2005 #4
    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,
    [tex]p = mv[/tex], and the impulse,
    [tex]I = F \Delta T = \Delta p[/tex]

    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 [tex] \Delta T[/tex]

    Can you thing of a way to do that? :smile:
     
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