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FYI: Rod Cross' collisions, sports balls, and silly putty

  1. Dec 3, 2013 #1

    Simon Bridge

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    A surprising find looking for something else:
    http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/~cross/

    Somewhat extensive notes on various small-ball sports physics - including material on collision physics and a neat vid of a falling slinky.

    I've mined:
    Ball bounce for comparative data for experiments involving a ball-bearing hitting a force transducer plate.
    The paper has F-t graphs for several different situations appropriate to a class and useful for answering those questions about the "force of an impact".

    Including a whole section on what happens when you drop heavy objects onto Silly Putty :D
     
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