# How can a bowling ball and a tennis ball have the same momentum?

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## How can a bowling ball and a tennis ball have the same momentum?

A bowling ball and a tennis ball can have the same momentum, if the tennis ball with its smaller mass has a much larger velocity. The impulse acting on an object produces a change in momentum of the object that is equal in both magnitude and direction to the impulse.

## What type of collision happens when a tennis racket hits a ball?

Collision Elasticity: A tennis racquet’s strings are highly elastic and thus exert a strong restoring force on a ball when it impacts the strings, which helps add to the impulse delivered to a tennis ball when it is hit. A tennis ball is relatively inelastic compared to a the strings of a tennis racquet.

## Why does a bowling ball and tennis ball fall at the same rate?

The tennis ball and the golf ball hit the ground at the same time. The Earth’s gravity is so strong that it pulls objects like these at the same speed.

## Will a tennis ball have more momentum than a bowling ball if moving with the same velocity?

The bowling ball because it has more mass (it weighs more)! So we say the bowling ball has more momentum even though it moves at the same speed as the tennis ball because the bowling ball is bigger. And the important thing here is that objects with lots of momentum are harder to stop than things with just a little.

## What is the action and reaction of a racket hitting a tennis ball?

The action force is the ball hitting the racquet (which your arm absorbs”), the reaction force is the racquet pushing back on the ball causing it to go back across the net.

## Is a tennis match elastic collision?

The makers of the tennis racket attempt to make it as elastic as possible. The result is that the tennis racket’s collision with the ball is closer to elastic than is the tackle.

## Is kicking a ball an elastic collision?

Elastic collisions include kicking a soccer ball and hitting two billiard balls together. In these examples, the momentum of the foot, or the first ball, is transferred to the second ball. Thus, momentum is conserved.

## Which ball will land first?

As gravity is the only force in both cases, both balls will hit the ground at the same time.

## Which ball will fall first?

As it turns out, the force of gravity tries to make everything accelerate downward at EXACTLY the same rate, no matter how light or heavy it is. This means that if you dropped a basketball and a tennis ball at the same time (from the same height) they will hit the ground at the same time (try it!).

## Which ball will fall faster?

Falling freely – at the same rate Right Lines: All objects fall freely at the same rate irrespective of mass (provided the effects of air resistance can be ignored).

## Can a bowling ball and a tennis ball have the same inertia?

Since inertia is simply just a measurement of mass, the bowling ball has a higher mass, thus inertia, than the tennis ball.

## Which ball will change more momentum?

(ii) The momentum of each ball will change by the same amount because the total momentum of the system (both balls) is conserved according to the law of conservation of momentum. However, the tennis ball will experience a larger change in momentum in proportion to its smaller mass, compared to the football.

## Is it more difficult to catch a cricket ball than a tennis ball thrown with same velocity Why?

From the question, it is clear that velocity of both the balls is same. But mass of the cricket ball is more than that of tennis ball, and hance cricket ball has more momentum. Therefore it is easier to stop a tennis ball than a cricket ball moving with the same speed.

## Is the momentum of a football and a tennis ball the same?

(ii) The momentum of each ball will change by the same amount because the total momentum of the system (both balls) is conserved according to the law of conservation of momentum. However, the tennis ball will experience a larger change in momentum in proportion to its smaller mass, compared to the football.

## Will a tennis ball and bowling ball fall at the same speed?

Answer. If no air resistance is present, the rate of descent depends only on how far the object has fallen, no matter how heavy the object is. This means that two objects will reach the ground at the same time if they are dropped simultaneously from the same height.

## Do a tennis ball and a table tennis ball have the same momentum?

Answer: Tennis ball has more momentum. This is because the mass of the tennis ball is more than the mass of the table tennis ball. As momentum=mass×velocity, the momentum of the tennis ball will be more.