Mb-8 Conservation of Momentum

Aim

To demonstrate that momentum is transferred from one body to another, during a collision.

Apparatus

  • Basketball
  • Tennis Ball

Conservation of Momentum

Basket Ball and Tennis Ball.

Description

By positioning a tennis ball on of a basketball, and dropping them both together, from a height of approximately 1m. When they collide with the floor, the tennis ball will be propelled high into the air, and may even hit the roof. Whereas the basketball will hardly bounce at all. Thus, demonstrating that most of the momentum has been transferred to the tennis ball.

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