Does gravity affect the bounce of a ball
Yes. With no gravity, the ball would only bounce once and never come back down. Of course, that assumes that something — some net force — acted on the ball and caused it to accelerate toward the ground in the first place. Moreover, if the ball has something to bounce on, then there must be another mass present, which means that there is a gravitational attraction between the ball and whatever it’s bouncing on.
Gravity is proportional to mass; the more massive an object is, the greater its gravity. The greater the gravitational field, the greater the acceleration due to gravity. For example, the acceleration due to gravity on Earth is 9.8 meters per second squared, whereas it’s only 1.6 m/s2 on the moon, which has only about one-sixth the mass of Earth. The ball would fall more slowly on the moon than on Earth, and the time between successive bounces would be greater (assuming equal initial heights).
It would also go into the sun and move around the sun and burst. Thus, causing a nuclear explosion reaching into the earth’s core. DO NOT bounce a ball on top of a car on a sunny day, for while the sun is reflecting its heat on the car, multiple force repelling on it will cause a greater chance of dent thus causing the ball to pop while the steam shall come forth and out through the available holes in the ball. In this case, IT WILL POP! Oh, and NEVER eat pie for breakfeast…
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