Bhegtvya
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Physics question

Postby Bhegtvya » Fri May 22, 2020 11:07 pm

Known: weight: 190lb
Psi of tire: 31
Distance object bounced up from tire:24 inches

A 190 lb ball hits a tire at 31psi and bounces 24 inches in the air.

Is there a physics equation that would tell me the force at which the ball hits the tire?

charlesg
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Re: Physics question

Postby charlesg » Mon May 25, 2020 12:48 pm

Hi Bhegtvya,

If you know the area of contact between the ball and the tire, you can use: Pressure * Area = Force

This forum is to help students with science fair projects. If you have further questions, there are other, more appropriate forums for homework help. Good luck!

Best,
Charles


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