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# Does the surface affect the bounce of a ball?

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Yes... If the surface is smooth, then the ball should bounce fine but if the surface is rough the ball will bounce all over the place.

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Temperature does not affect the bounce of a rubber ball. Let's say you bounce a rubber ball on the grass. The result will be different then bouncing a rubber ball on a concrete surface. The result is different because you are using a solid, hard surface to bounce the ball with. But the temperature will not affect the bounce of a rubber ball. you can test it out for youself.

I am assuming you are talking about tennis. On a grass surface, the ball will bounce fast. On clay courts, the ball will bounce slower than on grass. On a hard court, the speed of the ball bounce will be in between clay and grass.

size and weight of the ball, density of the ball matter, density of the surface , tilt of the surface, grade and finish of the surface, and of course gravity!

Yes. Energy absorbed by the surface, is energy that is not available for the bounce.

Yes. Let's say it bounces on cement. It bounces high and hits the surface perfectly. However, if you were to bounce it on something like carpet, it would either bounce less high, or not bounce at all. This would be due to the fact that the carpet has padding so the ball would not be able to push off of a hard surface because carpet isn't usually hard.

Yes. If the surface is soft the basketball will not bounce as high, but if the surface is like a gym floor the basketball will bounce extrememly well. Also you have into consideration the force of friction. The more friction the surface can produce the slower the ball will go.

Probably because if its windy and you try to bounce the ball it will blow away.

if it is rough it will bounce lower and it is smooth it will bounce higher

Several factors affect the bounce of a basketball including the height that it was dropped from. The bounce factor includes elasticity, air pressure, force applied to it, and how rigid the surface is that the ball is bounced on.

The factors that affect the bounce of a dropped ball include...... the height from which it is dropped; the force applied to it, if any, when dropped; the acceleration of gravity, which is different depending upon what planet you're on ; the elasticity of the ball; the density of the atmosphere, which affects "air resistance"; and the rigidity and elasticity of the surface on which the ball bounces.

Yes because if it's too hot the ball would melt and not bounce.

a ball can never bounce over the height from which it was bounced unless u aplly a force. The factors that affect the bounce of a dropped ball include the height from which it is dropped; the force applied to it, if any, when dropped; the acceleration of gravity, which is different depending upon what planet you're one; the elasticity of the ball; the density of the atmosphere, which affects "air resistance"; and the rigidity and elasticity of the surface on which the ball bounces. weight also affect the bounce height.

A ball will bounce higher rebounding from a hard surface like tile that from a carpet.

no the brand of a tennis ball does not affect it;s bounce because the only way for something to affect a tennis ball's bounce is if it's dead or not.

A softer ground, such as clay, will decrease the bounce of a tennis ball, a harder ground, such as concrete, will make the ball bounce higher.

When the ball is hot, the molecules move faster and they act as a spring causing the ball to bounce higher.

The height from which it falls, the smoothness of the surface off which it bounces and the elasticities of the ball and the surface from which it rebounds.

Yes.Generally the higher the air pressure, the higher the ball will bouncedue to their being less surface area when the ball hits the ground which means less friction to slow the ball. Consiquently the lower the air pressure the lower the ball will bounce.due to there being more surface area and more friction.yes that is right but if you have a different air pump different basketball or different surface will change the whole thing

Yes it does. The bigger the ball the more potential energy it has. though the ball will never bounce higher that it is dropped the bigger the ball the faster it drops the higher it will bounce. The ball needs to be flexible enough to bounce though. A bowling ball does not have enough flexibility.

Yes. If it is colder the ball will bounce less than when it is warmer.

Its GREATLY affected by the surface it bounces on!If you bounce it on a soft or cushioned surface like a shag carpet, the carpet will absorb a lot of the impact, and the ball will not bounce as high.On the other hand, if you bounce it on concrete, the ball's fall is not cushioned nearly as much, and as a result, bounces much higher.

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