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Mechanics 2 - Collisions (Answered)

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    When you're meant to find the total distance travelled by a perpetually rebounding ball that loses energy each time it hits the surface and has a shorter rebound distance each time, is it safe to assume it will be some type of series (geometric?) each time?

    Edit: I appeared to have answered my own question from the last question in the exercise which had me use algebra.

    I got \displaystyle H \left(1+ 2\sum_{r=1}^{\infty} (e^2)^r \right)=\dfrac{H(1+e^2)}{1-e^2}


    Bumping this off the unanswered list.
Updated: April 29, 2016
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