This problem requires us to use the equation for impulse, which is:
We will also use the kinematic equation:
, where a is the acceleration of the ball and y is the displacement of the ball.
Just before impact, we can use our kinematic equation to determine the velocity of the ball as:
A ball of mass 0.150 kg is dropped from rest from a height of 1.25 m. It rebounds from the floor to reach a height of 0.960 m. What impulse was given to the ball by the floor?
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