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C7-25: SUPERBALL, VACUUM MUD AND WOOD BLOCK COLLISIONS

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  • ID Code: C7-25
  • Purpose: Show that a larger impulse is imparted by an elastic collision.
  • Description: A vacuum mud ball at the end of a rod is held horizontally and released so that it swings into a wooden block. The vacuum mud ball is replaced by a superball with the same mass, and the experiment repeated. Q: In which of these cases will the wood block be knocked over? A: The superball knocks over the wooden block because it bounces back, imparting more momentum to the block.
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