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A billiard ball strikes and rebounds from the cushion of a pool table perpendicularly. The mass of the ball is 0.38 kg. The ball approaches the cushion with a velocity of +2.30 m/s and rebounds with a velocity of 1.90 m/s. The ball remains in contact with the cushion for a time of 3.00 × 103 s. What is the average net force (magnitude and direction) exerted on the ball by the cushion?

F=ma=mΔv/Δt=m[v₂v₁]/Δt=
=0.38•[1.92.3]/3•10⁻³ =  532 N
( direction: from the wall)
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