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Double Ball Bounce
# 1N30.60


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Description: Place a one small ball on top of a larger ball and drop from a height of about 4 feet. Warn the audience that the balls may fly astray.

Parts: basketball, plastic softball, tennis ball, and ping pong ball available

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Demo References
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 05-05 Drop a softball on a basketball (1:3) mass ratio.
The Physics Teacher TPT 21(7),466 Analysis of dropping two stacked superballs. Application to "slingshot effect" of space probes on the grand tour.

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