Physics 6 Tutorial 9 - Coefficient of Restitution

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Summary

The word restitution means the restoration of something that is lost or stolen.  When a ball bounces, some of its kinetic energy is lost, so it doesn't bounce as high.  The coefficient of restitution is a quantity that helps us to compare the bounce speed with the drop speed.  This also helps us to decide what the bounce height will be.

 

Key Words

coefficient of restitution, bounce, drop, speed, ball, momentum

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