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Problem: A rubber ball of mass m is released from rest at height h above the floor. After its first bounce, it rises to 90% of its original height. What impulse (magnitude and direction) does the floor exert on this ball during its first bounce?

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A rubber ball of mass m is released from rest at height h above the floor. After its first bounce, it rises to 90% of its original height. What impulse (magnitude and direction) does the floor exert on this ball during its first bounce?

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