Collision Balls

Collision Balls

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This type of apparatus, with an odd number of balls suspended from strings, has been used to demonstrate the conservation of momentum since the early seventeenth century. This unsigned five-ball example was shown to students at the Case Institute of Technology.
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Object Name
collision balls
overall: 25 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 64.77 cm x 24.13 cm x 19.05 cm
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Case Institute of Technology
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National Museum of American History
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