Asked by: Bonnie Luedtkescience physics
How is energy being dissipated in a bouncing ball?
Last Updated: 10th July, 2021
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Beside this, what happens to the energy of the ball when the ball stops bouncing?
The short answer is: A ball stops bouncing because it has lost all its energy. Upon hitting the ground, some kinetic energy is lost, because it is converted to other forms of energy, mostly in the form of thermal energy (from friction and heat released) and even possibly sound energy.
Also, how much energy is lost when a ball bounces? Each bounce created a total energy loss of approximately 0.9 J. The energy was lost in the actual bounce rather than in the air. This is because if the ball bounced on an elastic surface, the energy of each bounce would be roughly equal and the ball would return to its starting height.
Beside above, how long does it take for a ball to stop bouncing?
The answer, as far as I can tell, is yes (well, maybe). Since each bounce has half of the initial velocity of the previous bounce, the time between each bounce also halves. The first bounce might take 1 second, the second takes 0.5 seconds, the third 0.25 seconds, etc.
Can a ball bounce forever?
The law of conservation of energy implies that a bouncing ball will bounce forever. When you drop it on the floor, it changes some of its energy into other forms, such as heat, each time it hits the floor.