Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 10:29:50 -0600

Author: Jerry DiMarco

Subject: Re: Atomic Trampoline, was: Concave Glass for Bouncing Ball



As I was watching the movie file of the steel ball bouncing on the
amorphous plate, it sounded like the plate may have been bouncing too. Is
the plate just laying on top of the base or is it bonded? I'm wondering if
this might affect the results...


At 08:14 AM 10/10/2005, you wrote:
>I got the apparatus and am pleased. I do have to say this: the difference
>in the coefficient of restitution between the amorphus metal and the
>supplied stainless steel (comes with the kit) is dramatic; however, the
>difference between the amorphous metal and a piece of case hardened steel
>that I happened to have is less so, although the amorphous metal is still
>somewhat better.


Jerry DiMarco
Manager of Lecture Demonstrations and Instructional Labs
Montana State Univ., Physics Dept.
Bozeman, MT

Our Motto: "There's a demo in there somewhere."
From Mon Oct 10 13:26:52 2005