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Stacked Ball Drop - Lessons in Conservation of Energy and Momentum

Drop a stack of balls on the floor. By carefully choosing the relative masses of the balls, it is possible to send the top ball flying many times higher than the distance it fell. Analysis of the collision offers good lessons in relative motion and the conservation of momentu...

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20 Jul 2015 guy Ball Drop