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How can I measure the total energy loss of a newton's cradle until it comes to rest. The only variables I am given are the horiztonal displacements for each swing (how far the ball travels out after it rebounds off the other balls) and the angle. I have no idea where to start, I was told I should be able to work out velocity from the displacements and gravity(9.8m/s). The equations I have are
KE = mv²/2
p = mv
I am not asking for anyone to do this for me, but rather a starting point which I can work from
KE = mv²/2
p = mv
I am not asking for anyone to do this for me, but rather a starting point which I can work from