An egg is being dropped onto a wooden block. The egg cracks after an impact. The velocity of the egg just before the impact is 5m s^-1.
Give two suggestions and explain on how you would avoid the egg from cracking from the same height
The Attempt at a Solution
1. Drop the egg on a cushion surface. The cushion will absorb the momentum by increasing the time of collision
2. Drop the egg from the same height in outer space. The lack of gravity will reduce the velocity, thus reducing the total impulsive force.
I'm confident in my first answer, but I'm not sure for the second one. Do you guys have any ideas or tips? Thanks for reading