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is there a limit to the number of balls ?...could it be a hundred ?
The ball then is just a conduit for the energy yes ? and does not have sole ownership of the thing called kinetic energy !
Say something is stopped very quickly...does the kinetic energy then leave the thing and just continue on outside the thing it was in ?
The group of balls can be likened to an electrical delay line or coaxial cable, a pulse is injected at the input travels down the line to the end where there is no termination so it is reflected back to the input where again it travels down the line and so repeats until dissipated by the inherent losses.This is very easy to demonstrate with the aid of an oscilloscope and a drum of coaxial cable.
THANK YOU again syhprum.The speed of sound within the steel balls themselves eh ?..At the time that the ball reaches it's zenith , I take it at that precise moment there is no kinetic energy stored !..it is only as it proceeds to gather speed on the way back that it regains it's kinetic energy yes ?Thank you for helping me understand.
This isn't fair....it's my brother who is the mathematical genius !!...but I reckon it'll take 8000 seconds...that being 2.22 hours ?.........Do I win a prize ?...I'll take the car !!
Is it 133 minutes and 12 seconds !! ?..I'l take the round the world cruise !!...does your city have a port Alberto ?Fortunately, my brother has no knowledge of my existence here !