Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 7 - Linear Momentum - Questions: 11

Answer

If a tennis ball bounces elastically off an unmoving, much larger-mass tennis racquet, it reverses its normal component of velocity and can rebound with practically all of its original speed.

Work Step by Step

If the racquet is moving toward the ball, even just a little, the ball can rebound with a kinetic energy even greater than it came in with.
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