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Dearest Superballologists,

As a sheepy, it has to be said..I have Super-balls !! There's nothing more I like than to play with my super-balls when ever I can. I luff to play with them, ewe luff to play with them, we all luff to play with my super-balls.

Look, here I am playing with mine:



Nice eh ?..oh my....Me, super-balls and some rolled up paper and I'm a happy sheep !..oh yes !


However, I have a question or three temperature related questions related to my super-balls.


Does the temperature of the ball itself have an effect on how bouncy it will be ?..and what about the ambient temperature ?..does this affect it too ?...would my hot superballs on a cold day bounce higher than when they are cold on hot day ?...What's the science behind super-ball temperature bounce-ability ?


As a firm believer in empirical study I popped into the local convent and asked the nuns if I could play with my super-balls with them observing me for a short while !...I don't get it, all I said was that i'd like to play around with them until they get hot !...they seemed a little non-plussed...so..no joy there !....hurumpth !!



so..whajafink ?



hugs & Shmishes




mwah mwah mwah !!


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Does Temperature Affect The Bounce Of My Super-balls ?
« Reply #1 on: 03/07/2009 05:38:34 »
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In general, cold balls bounce less than warm ones. For balls with solid interiors, temperature affects the elasticity of the material inside. For example, cold rubber is less flexible than warm rubber. This lack of flexibility causes more of the bounce energy to go into making the molecules vibrate and less into elastic potential energy.

In the air-filled balls, the lower temperature causes the air pressure in the ball to decrease, resulting in a less bouncy ball. (Think of a partially deflated basketball.) The direct relationship of changing gas pressure with temperature is called Charles’ Law.

http://www.terrificscience.org/ncw/pdf/Bounceability.pdf

Someone even wrote a paper on it: The Effect of Temperature on a Squash Ball Bounce
 

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Does Temperature Affect The Bounce Of My Super-balls ?
« Reply #2 on: 03/07/2009 07:26:31 »
Geeze! Someone wrote a paper on his squashed balls!?!?!?

I'm not sure whether I should feel sorry for him because his balls are squashed or because he wrote a paper on it!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 03/07/2009 07:29:36 »
It must have made his eyes water.
 

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Does Temperature Affect The Bounce Of My Super-balls ?
« Reply #4 on: 04/07/2009 06:31:53 »
Dearest Superballologists,

As a sheepy, it has to be said..I have Super-balls !! There's nothing more I like than to play with my super-balls when ever I can. I luff to play with them, ewe luff to play with them, we all luff to play with my super-balls.

Look, here I am playing with mine:



Nice eh ?..oh my....Me, super-balls and some rolled up paper and I'm a happy sheep !..oh yes !


However, I have a question or three temperature related questions related to my super-balls.


Does the temperature of the ball itself have an effect on how bouncy it will be ?..and what about the ambient temperature ?..does this affect it too ?...would my hot superballs on a cold day bounce higher than when they are cold on hot day ?...What's the science behind super-ball temperature bounce-ability ?


As a firm believer in empirical study I popped into the local convent and asked the nuns if I could play with my super-balls with them observing me for a short while !...I don't get it, all I said was that i'd like to play around with them until they get hot !...they seemed a little non-plussed...so..no joy there !....hurumpth !!



so..whajafink ?



hugs & Shmishes




mwah mwah mwah !!


Neil
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As you always say being a firm believer in empirical study.. I have just volunteered to check out superman's super-balls! I am willing to bet that they are Hot  Hot Hot! I'll report back in a few weeks and let you know what my opinion is, that is if I am done with my study by then! LOL...LOL
 

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