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Posted by Matt Gerrans on February 21, 2002 at 6:30 PM

> You don't need to consider every atom of the ball or even every atom of the air. You need only some simply equations like F=mg and
> -px=px when reaching the wall and the like. No human being ever calcuted or even tried to calculate a bouncing ball EXACTLY.

I guess it wasn't obvious enough that I was joking. It is, of course, impossible to model every atom, as there are no existing computers with enough memory (much less speed, etc.) to handle such a problem.

  • Yes tricky February 24, 2002 at 3:36 PM (0)

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