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Does the temperature affect how high or low a basketball can bounce?


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2008-01-10 03:55:15
2008-01-10 03:55:15

Yes, temperature affects the pressure of the air and when the pressure outside the ball is lower, the pressure inside will be greater, thus making it bounce better.

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Yes the Temperature does effect the bounce of a basketball. If your playing outside in the cold, the ball will not bounce as high as it would inside a gym. If the Temperature is pretty decent then the ball will bounce how its supposed to.Alright!!!!

it makes it not bounce as high

Answer Yes. A basketball with no air will not bounce as much as a basketball with the right amount of air .

how High will a basket ball bounce if it has oxygen in it

Yes. A full basketball with medium to high pressure will clearly bounce higher than a flat basketball with low pressure.

The basketball at room temperature has more energy, because cold is just the absence of energy. The ball that is frozen would not bounce as high because it is wanting to stay in that shape, and has less time to react.

the ball wont bounce high enough for you to bounce it.

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.

A basketball will bounce more on concrete because it is a flatter surface then carpet and grass

because of convection currents and the warm air rises and the cold air sinks down causing the basketball to not bounce as high

If you bounce a hot ball, then it will bounce higher because heat will cause the air molecules to move faster and bounce higher while the cold slows them down eventually causing deflation over time and it won't bounce as high

Temperature plays a role in how high a ball bounces. The colder it is, the less the ball compresses when bounces which produces less height when bounced. The warmer it is, the more the ball will compress which will in turn cause it to bounce higher.

The mocules for cold air are slower so it makes it not bounce as high and the normal temperature bounces higher.

Yes, of course. For example, if you dribble it on carpet it wouldn't go as high than on pavement.

Yes, it does with out air pressure the basketball will not bounce high as it's supposed to. It might also not bounce at all.

a heated basketball bounces higher. DUHHHH!?

ok so the men's basketball is heavier obviously while the girls is a little bit lighter. Therefore the heavier of the ball the more muscel you need to make it go higher. This shows the girls basketball would be easier to bounce high.

i know that a basketball will because if it has nothing in it, it won't bounce. right? but when you put more helium in, it will bounce high. but if you put to much in it, it might explode!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

visualize where you want the ball to bounce in order for it to reach the other person without bouncing to high

It doesn't! It effects pressure in the ball, so actually it could.

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