Hop height of a rod and speed/ time if hit upward with force f

In summary, the hop height of a rod when hit upward with force f is affected by various factors such as the mass and length of the rod, the magnitude and direction of the force, and the surface it is resting on. The mass of the rod directly impacts the hop height, while the length of the rod also plays a role. The relationship between force and hop height is directly proportional, but may vary depending on other factors. The speed and time of the rod's hop can be estimated using equations of motion and initial conditions, but may not be completely accurate due to external factors.
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Ok if I hit a steel rod with a mass of m with a force of f how high will it jump up. how fast will it go? This is one hit like a hammer hitting a rod or ball in the air. If there is a computer program that will do this math that would be better.
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I want to make a few of these if it will not cost a lot.
 
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Force is not the right unit to look at. You can model the collision as approximately elastic collision of rod and hammer, the final velocity of the rod will depend on the mass and initial velocity of the hammer.

The force during the collision will change over time and depend on material properties of rod and hammer you don't want to deal with.
 

1. What is the relationship between hop height and force?

The hop height of a rod and the force applied are directly proportional. This means that as the force increases, the hop height also increases. This relationship is described by the equation: hop height = k * force, where k is a constant value.

2. How does the speed of the rod affect the hop height?

The speed of the rod does not have a direct impact on the hop height. The force applied is the main factor that determines the hop height. However, the speed of the rod can affect the time it takes for the rod to reach its maximum hop height.

3. Is there an ideal force for achieving maximum hop height?

Yes, there is an ideal force for achieving maximum hop height. This is known as the optimum force and it varies depending on the weight and structure of the rod. Applying too little force will result in a lower hop height, while applying too much force can cause the rod to break.

4. How does the time of impact affect the hop height?

The time of impact does not have a significant effect on the hop height. As long as the force applied is constant, the hop height will remain the same regardless of the time of impact. However, a longer time of impact may result in a slower upward speed of the rod.

5. Can the hop height be affected by external factors?

Yes, the hop height can be affected by external factors such as air resistance and gravity. These factors can slightly decrease the hop height of the rod. However, in controlled laboratory settings, these external factors are usually negligible.

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