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If there was no friction and gravity

  1. Sep 8, 2007 #1
    If there was no friction and gravity....

    If a table tennis ball hits the paddle, what would happen? Would it go right through it?
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 8, 2007 #2


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    No. Friction and gravity have nothing to do with why an object is solid.
  4. Sep 8, 2007 #3
    It would bounce off. It just wouldn't slow down till it hit something else, and it wouldn't fall.
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