Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 8, 2011 at 11:52am.
Chap. 7, #36. (II) A ball is dropped from a height of 1.50 m and rebounds to a height of 1.20 m. Approximately how many rebounds will the ball make before losing 90% of its energy?

Physics 1 (college)  bobpursley, Monday, August 8, 2011 at 3:27pm
energy retained each bounce: 1.2/1.4=6/7
(6/7)^n=.1
log of each side
n log (6/7)= 1
solve for n.

physics  bobpursley, Monday, August 8, 2011 at 9:21pm
change that fraction to 1.2/1.5 or 4/5. I misread.

Physics 1 (college)  john, Monday, March 3, 2014 at 5:49pm
I don't understand where you got .1 and then 1 from. Can you explain that?
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