Computer-based, real-time data collection is used to explore the energetics of a bouncing ball. Discussion centers around student comprehension and misconceptions surrounding interconversion of mechanical energy and the pedagogical use of this experiment.
Elastic energy, Interconversion of energy, Kinetic energy, Potential energy
© 1999 American Association of Physics Teachers.
Turner, Warren A. and Ellis, Glenn W., "The Energetics of a Bouncing Ball" (1999). Engineering: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.