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Dear Sir, Good day to you. I would like to know if a hollow rubber ball will bounce higher than an air- filled similar size rubber ball if both are dropped at the same height onto a hard ground? Does hollow rubber ball really means a vacuum within the rubber envelope of the ball? I am wondering whether the hollow rubber ball which is lighter than the air-filled rubber ball will bounce higher as its impact with the ground will be reduced and be converted to less heat energy, thus resulting in more energy being converted to higher gravitational potential energy, resulting the ball reaching a higher height. Also, I would like to know if a hollow rubber ball will bounce higher if it is heated to a higher temperature?Since it is hollow which I presume there is a vacuum within the rubber ball, will heat have any effect on the hollow rubber ball at all as compared to an air-filled rubber ball which will bounce higher when the air in the rubber ball is heated to a higher temperature? I have already gone through the archives but I am not able to get any answer from there. Can you kindly explain the concept behind the concept of these questions? Thank you very much and have a nice day.
Re: Does a hollow rubber ball bounce higher than an air-filled rubber ball
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