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Using Impulse to Calculate Initial Height

By Flipping Physics, 01/26/2017


A 66 g beanbag is dropped and stops upon impact with the ground. If the impulse measured during the collision is 0.33 N·s, from what height above the ground was the beanbag dropped?

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Content Times:
0:12 Superhero Day!
0:56 The problem
1:39 Splitting the problem in to two parts
2:32 Using Impulse for part 2
3:30 Using Conservation of Energy for part 1
4:45 What went wrong?

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