Bounce Height Essays

  • Investigating the Effects of Temperature on the Bounce Height of a Squash Ball

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    Investigating the Effects of Temperature on the Bounce Height of a Squash Ball Aim: How temperature affects the bounce height of a squash ball. Prediction: I predict that the warmer the squash ball is the higher the bounce height of a squash ball will be. Apparatus: * water from a kettle * kettle * ruler * clamp * clamp stand * beaker * squash ball * thermometer Diagram: Method: § Collect all the equipment needed for this investigation. § Set

  • Investigating the Effect of Temperature on the Height a Squash Ball Bounce

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    Temperature on the Height a Squash Ball Bounce Aim: To investigate the effect of temperature on the height a squash ball bounces. Prediction: I think that the higher the temperature of the squash ball, the higher the squash ball will bounce. I think that as the temperature doubles so will the height of the bounce. I think that they will be directly proportional. Scientific Knowledge: If you drop a ball onto a hard floor. It will rebound, but even the bounciest ball will not bounce back to its

  • Investigating the Bounce of a Tennis Ball after It Has Been Dropped From Certain Height

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    Investigating the Bounce of a Tennis Ball after It Has Been Dropped From Certain Height Aim To investigate how high a tennis ball will bounce back after it has been dropped from a certain height How a Tennis Ball Bounces As the ball is elevated the ball gains gravitational potential energy equal to the ball's weight multiplied by its change in height1. When the ball is dropped, the height decreases, and therefore so does the gravitational potential energy. At the same time, the velocity

  • Investigating How the Height From Which a Table Tennis Ball is Dropped Affects Its Bounce

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    Investigating How the Height From Which a Table Tennis Ball is Dropped Affects Its Bounce When a table tennis ball is dropped onto a surface it bounces. The height of the bounce depends upon a number of factors; the pressure of the air in the ball, the height from which it is dropped, its material, mass and its temperature; the type of floor surface, its temperature and its angle; and the acceleration due to gravity, the temperature and the air resistance of the air that the ball will pass

  • Height of Bounce of a Squash Ball

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    Height of Bounce of a Squash Ball Physics Department ================== Experiment: Aim: To investigate if a squash ball will bounce higher than its average room temperature bounce, once the temperature inside of the ball has increased. Prediction: I predict that the ball will bounce higher than its average room temperature height once the temperature inside the ball has increased Hypothesis: I predict that the ball will bounce higher once it is heated because when

  • Warming Up the Ball Before Playing Squash Ball

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    Squash Ball Hypothesis Warming up the squash ball helps it bounce higher. Variables: Type of Surface Height of Drop - Independent variable Temperature of Ball Material of Ball Acceleration Due To Gravity Mass Angle of Surface Air Resistance Diameter of Ball Height of Bounce - Dependant Variable Plan I aim to find out if warming up squash balls before bouncing them affects the height of its bounce. I will need a squash ball, a meter ruler, goggles, a Bunsen

  • Squash Ball Investigation

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    Squash Ball Investigation Aim The aim of my investigation is to investigate the factors which affect the bounce height of a squash ball. Factors I could investigate =========================== 1. Surface 2. Height 3. Weight of ball 4. Types of ball (dot colour) 5. Temperature of ball Chosen variable =============== I have chosen to change the height that I drop the squash ball from, as the other possible variables would be unsuitable for our investigation

  • The Physics of Basketball

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    fans as they watch the teams battle out the game. Up and down the court, the turnovers, rebounds, fast breaks, and most of all the baskets make the games exciting. But have you ever wondered how these things happen? What enables the basketball to bounce, how does Kobe Bryant fly through the air, and why does the ball rotate backwards as it leaves a shooter’s hand and approaches the basket? These are all interesting questions and believe it or not they can all be answered with a discussion on physics

  • Factors that Affect the Bounce of a Ball

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    Affect the Bounce of a Ball Introduction There are many factors which will affect the bounce of a ball: · The size and shape of the ball · The material the ball is made from · The surface it is bounced on · The weight of the ball For example, a ball dropped on sand would absorb more energy than a ball dropped on a concrete floor. Aim To investigate the bounce of a ball. Prediction I predict that when you decrease the height you release the ball from, the height the ball

  • Investigating the Bounce of a Squash Ball

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    Investigating the Bounce of a Squash Ball This investigation is associated with the bounce of a squash ball. I will be investigating 4 different types of squash balls, which have different, bounce properties and compare them to each other and relate them to why each different type of squash ball is used. The relationship will be associated with how different balls are used at different levels of proficiency in the game of squash i.e. the squash balls that don't bounce much will probably

  • Tennis Ball Investigation

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    Investigate the factors that affect the bounce of a tennis ball. Key factors (variables): 1) Height of drop 2) Surface of bounce 3) Gravitational pull 4) Room temperature/ball temperature 5) Weight of ball 6) Material of ball 7) Brand of ball 8) Age/wear of ball 9) Size of ball 10) Force of drop/push How the key factors will affect the bounce: 1) The higher the drop the higher the bounce 2) The harder the surface the higher the bounce 3) The weaker the gravitational

  • Bouncing Ball Experiment

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    experiment is to drop a ping pong ball weighed at 3 grams from a height of 1 metre then 90cm, 80cm, 70cm, 60cm, 50cm, 40cm and of course zero cm. From dropping the ball we can see how high the ball will bounce to after having a loss or gain of energy due to sound or movement of the ball as it hits a hard surface. I will drop the ball 3 times altogether, on the second bounce I will look specifically at the point it is likely to bounce to so the results will be more accurate. After doing this three

  • An Investigation Into the Way in Which Energy Is Lost by A Table

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    by A Table Tennis Ball After Several Bounces Aim: To investigate the amount energy lost, between bounces of a table tennis ball. I will also look to see if the fraction of energy lost is constant at each bounce. Prediction: The difference between the observed heights will lessen as the initial height of drop decreases. I predict that the change between the average heights will be large to start with but decrease slower the more number of bounces I do. Energy Background: Energy is what

  • The Factors that Affect the Height at which a Dropped Squash Ball Bounces

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    The Factors that Affect the Height at which a Dropped Squash Ball Bounces Height-The higher the squash ball is dropped the higher it will bounce because there will be more energy converted into elastic energy to propel the ball back up. Type of Ball- The type of ball would greatly affect the experiment because different types of balls have different amounts of elasticity so some would bounce higher. Temperature of the Ball- The temperature of the ball would affect the experiment because

  • How Does Air Pressure Affect The Bounce Height Of A Ball?

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    the ideal material of a ball in order for that ball to achieve its greatest bounce height. This report will be focusing on how the air pressure and material of a soccer ball, basketball and volleyball affects the bounce height of each ball. 1.2 Research Question 1. How does the air pressure inside a ball influence the bounce height/vertical motion of that ball? 2. How does the material of a ball affect the bounce height/vertical motion of that ball? 1.3 Theory 1.31 Air Pressure Air pressure can

  • Temperature and Squash Balls Experiment

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    Temperature and Squash Balls Experiment Introduction I am going to do an experiment on how high a squash ball bounces at different temperatures from the same height. Theory When a squash ball hits the wall the air molecules inside the ball heat up and make the ball warm. When they move faster they hit the rubber wall harder therefore makes the ball hotter. The reason why the ball moves faster is that when the ball hits the wall it causes friction and the molecules move faster

  • The Physics of Basketball

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    at the elements of dribbling. Dribbling is all based on conservation of energy and the two different types of collisions, elastic and inelastic. The more air pressure a basketball has inside it, the less its surface will bend or deform during a bounce, and the more its original energy will be stored in the compressed air inside (Bill Willis, 2001). The reason for this is that the air inside of the ball can return the energy of the ball better than that of the material of the ball, which is usually

  • Physics of Echolocation

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    referred to as sound waves. An echo happens when the sound waves reach a surface, bounce off of it and travel in the opposite direction. For optimum echoes, the surface should be perpendicular to the waves, and as frictionless as possible. In places like the Grand Canyons, you can hear many echoes because the sound waves bounce off of surfaces, then others bounce off of other surfaces, and some will bounce back to you, but at different times. In echolocation, bats send out short pulses that

  • Different Types of Topologies

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    connect via a ‘T' connector which allows the bus to continue to the end of the cable. Due to the nature of this design when the data reaches the end of the cable if it's not properly terminated (which kills the signal) then we can receive what's called bounce back. This ricocheting of the data could severely hinder the communication pathing of the bus. As I recall there is a general rule of thumb for a bus topology which is the rule of 5-4-3-2-1. This means that you can have 5 data segments of which

  • Atomism: Democritus And Epicurus

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    Both Democritus and Epicurus agreed that the “qualitative world of sense perception arises from the motion of qualitatively neutral atoms. They believe that the immense qualitative variety results from the ‘jostling' of they collide and bounce apart, and so, constantly form new groupings” (Jones 84). They believe it to be a mechanical process occurring completely by chance. Furthermore, although new groupings are constantly being formed, only the few that can survive are considered the