Impulse of Dropped Balls: Higher Heights Explained

In summary, the impulse of a dropped ball is the change in momentum that occurs when the ball is released from a certain height and falls to the ground. It is directly related to the height from which the ball is dropped, meaning a higher drop will result in a greater impulse. This also explains why a ball will bounce higher when dropped from a greater height. The impulse of a dropped ball is also affected by its mass, with a heavier ball having a greater impulse. Additionally, the surface the ball is dropped on can also affect its impulse, with softer surfaces resulting in a smaller impulse due to the absorption of impact force.
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If we drop two balls same heights.One ball reaches higher height after bouncing than other then has that ball experienced larger impulse?
 
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shayan haider said:
If we drop two balls same heights.One ball reaches higher height after bouncing than other then has that ball experienced larger impulse?
Depends on their masses.
 
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A.T. said:
Depends on their masses.
Okay thank you.You are right.
 

1. What is the impulse of a dropped ball?

The impulse of a dropped ball is the change in momentum that occurs when the ball is released from a certain height and falls to the ground. It is a measure of the force exerted on the ball over a period of time.

2. How is the impulse of a dropped ball related to its height?

The impulse of a dropped ball is directly proportional to its height. This means that the higher the ball is dropped from, the greater the impulse will be.

3. Why does a ball bounce higher when dropped from a greater height?

When a ball is dropped from a greater height, it experiences a larger impulse upon impact with the ground. This impulse causes the ball to rebound with a greater velocity, resulting in a higher bounce.

4. Is the impulse of a dropped ball affected by its mass?

Yes, the impulse of a dropped ball is affected by its mass. A heavier ball will have a greater impulse than a lighter ball when dropped from the same height.

5. How does the surface the ball is dropped on affect its impulse?

The impulse of a dropped ball is affected by the surface it is dropped on. A softer surface, such as sand, will result in a smaller impulse compared to a harder surface, such as concrete. This is because the softer surface absorbs some of the impact force, reducing the change in momentum of the ball.

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