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How does mass of a ball affect percentage of energy loss

  1. Dec 15, 2015 #1
    I am wondering how the mass of a ball affects the percentage of energy loss when the ball bounces

    1)I don't think it affects them because if the ball is heavier but still made of the same material it has the same elasticity and density only mass has changed. But if all of the starting Ep goes to Ek then it should have generally the same efficiency. If this is correct please tell me why its correct and if its wrong then explain it. Thanks in advance. Cheers
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  3. Dec 16, 2015 #2


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    Since the collision of the ball is with a massive object (the earth), it should have no effect.
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