Stacked Ball Drop

Velocity amplification in dropping a stack of balls is analyzed.

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Updated 29 Jul 2022

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Dropping a golf ball atop a basketball leads to the golf ball launching higher than its drop height. This remarkable velocity amplication is studied as a exercise in kinematics for physics students.

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Duncan Carlsmith (2023). Stacked Ball Drop (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/100983-stacked-ball-drop), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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StackedBallDrop

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1.0.2

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