MythBusters: Massive Newton's Cradle
00:00:05 - 00:02:17
  • Physics → Momentum → Conservation of Linear Momentum
  • Physics → Energy → Conservation of Energy
  • Physics → Newton's Laws of Motion → First Law

The MythBusters create a massive version of Newton's cradle and try to achieve as high level of efficiency as the small, desktop version.

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  1. why would it be harder to get the larger version of the Newton's Cradle to move as far as a smaller version?

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    Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object...

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