hi, i am currently doing my a2 coursework and am looking into how both mass and velocity of a marble affects crater diameter and depth. At the moment i am writing a prediciotn,and was wondering what i would expect to see as i increased both the mass and velocity of the amrble (with physics theory behind it). any help with what i would expect to see or any useful sources would be really appreciated, thanks
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- Thread Starter
- 15-07-2009 19:55
- 15-07-2009 21:23
Think about what energy transfers happen on impact
when you change the mass of the marble, for example, what effect does this have on its K.E.?
A marble with more energy will make a bigger and a deeper crater as it will take more time to deccelerate and / or will create a bigger force as its rate of change of momentum will be greater