Explore BrainMass

Force of a collision between ball and wall

A 200 g ball hits a wall perdendicularly with a velocity of 20 m/s. If the collision last miliseconds, what is the average force exerted by the ball on the wall?

Solution Preview

Hello and thank you for posting your question to Brainmass

You dont gve teh actuall time. I use t=1ms. If iyou have a different value for the time of collision, just substitute a differnt number in the final equation to find the force

Newton's second law states that the force is teh change in momentum ...

Solution Summary

Calculation of the force of a collision.