Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 12:56:59 -0500 (CDT)

Author: Dale Stille

Subject: Re: Ball jumping out of water cup

Post:


Clarence,

All they do is keep the colored ball in the center by forming a hexagonal
array around it, when the container is dropped. As a side benefit they
also help control the splashing when you hit the floor with the container.

Stille and Torres,
U of Iowa

On Mon, 11 Oct 1999, Clarence Bennett wrote:

> What did the other six balls do, and what explains the difference?
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> (besides color)
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> Clarence Bennett
> Oakland University
> Rochester, Michigan 48309
> 248 370 3418
> http://www3.acs.oakland.edu/physics/staff_info/Bennett.htm
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