Throwing an Egg
Throwing an Egg#
Abbas throws an egg as hard as they can towards a bed sheet held vertically by two of their friends. The bottom of the sheet is shaped like a “J” to catch the egg after if falls.
The egg does not break.
This is because:
The energy in the egg is not sufficient to allow it to break.
The egg experiences an elastic collision with the sheet.
The time interval over which the egg slows down in short enough that the net force acting on the egg is not large enough for it to break.
The impulse acting on the egg is not as large as if the egg hit a brick wall.
The time interval over which the egg slows down is large enough that the acceleration of the egg is not large enough for it to break.
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