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# How does air temperature affect the height of a tennis balls bounce?

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Cold air is more dense which is making the ball bounce higher, warm air is less dense which is making the ball bounce less higher.

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Because the temperature affects the height of the tennis ball because the more heat the more the air pushes out when bounce the colder the less

the hotter the tennis ball is the higher it will bounce because the molecules are moving faster and the pressure is decreasing. Opposite when it is cold.

Yes, this is because when the tennis ball is in a heated environment warm air enters through the ball and because the temperature gets higher, the tennis ball would get bigger. When the tennis ball is bigger it would bounce higher.

Yes it will effect the rebound height. It tends to bounce higher in a warm temperature because the molecules speed up and strike the inner core more and faster so this makes it bounce higher!

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

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.

Yeah, so temperature simply affect the bounce. That's just the way it is Answer: the temperature of the ground affects how solid the ground is. If you compare bouncing a ball on cement (frozen ground-great bounce!) to bouncing it on sand (mud-no bounce) or a padded rug (grass-like-some bounce) you can understand how this works.

not as far as you know is not a good answer because it does not explain. the mud will make the tennis ball heavier and denser if it has water in it the ball heavy wont go far for its bounce.

If a tennis ball is cooler then the atoms have less energy so it may hypothetically bounce lower than if it was warmer

No, a room temperature ball does not bounce higher than a heated tennis ball. In fact, the heated tennis ball will bounce higher than its room temperature counterpart. This is because tennis balls rely on a high pressure internal pocket of air for their bounce. Heating the tennis ball would increase the pressure of the air inside the ball (pressure varies as temperature) which would cause the tennis ball to bounce higher. This holds (albeit for different reasons) for most solid balls as well, such as baseballs.

Due to the fact that a tennis ball is traveling at a higher speed when dropped from a higher height, it will rebound with greater speed and bounce higher.

If it's hot outside, then there will be less friction, therefore making the ball's bounce not as high as it would be if it was cold outside. You should be bouncing it outside anyways, it's easier to do and you have not to many worries about breaking something inside ;) ksrg11

Color does not affect the bounce. Purple tennis balls bounce as high as green and yellow tennis balls. It really depends on the type of ball.

Yes , it does You could even try it yourself for proof. Bounce something on grass then on pavement, you will see a difference in how the softer the lower.

Hot. Personal experiments have shown that temperatures below 25&deg;C make the ball bounce less. From 25&deg;C and upwards there aren't any greater changes in height of bounce. The balls bounce almost the same.

Yes, it makes the rubber ball a little softer and therefore a bit bouncier. In the cold the rubber is cold so it will not bounce as high. -competitive tennis player

Should to around 75% of the height that you drop it from.

Temperature does affect the bounce of a ball. I know this because I did an expiremnt on the exact same question. The hotter the temperature is, the more pressure builds up inside a ball and the more bouncier it will be. The colder it is, pressure decreaces making it bounce lower than what the ball bounced at room temperature. In conclusion, the ball bounces higher when it is warmer and it bounces lower when it is colder.

If you drop it from a certain height the first bounce will be ideally about 90% of height, at best, on a smooth hard surface, or 0.9 h. On the tenth bounce it is 0.9 to the 10th power or about 35%,or 0.35 h.

Tennis balls bounce because the air pressure inside is higher than the outside pressure. They begin to lose bounce as soon as removed from their pressure can. The alititude where the ball is played will affect the bounce. As they are played, they lose more bounce. Typically, they lose too much bounce to play after about 3 sets of recreational (amateur) tennis, or 8 games of professional tennis.

In theory, yes, however the largest effect of the temperature will be on the court. The hotter the surface is, the higher the ball will bounce.

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