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A ball is drop from a height of 20m and rebounce with a velocity which is 3/4 of this velocity with which it hit the ground. What is the time interval between the first and second bounces? (g=9.8m/s2)

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  1. one needs to calculate the velocity of the bounce:
    1/2 m v^2=mgh
    v= sqrt 2gh
    vrebound=3/4 sqrt 40g

    Now, figure the time in air for that ball:
    hf=hi+vi*t-4.8t^2
    0=0+3/4 sqrt(40g) t-4.8t^2

    t=3sqrt(40g)/(4*4.8) seconds

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    bobpursley
  2. 16.8mm

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  3. 16.8seconds

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