Asked Jan 6, 2020

A cricket ball and a table tennis ball are moving with the same velocity. Which is easy to catch?


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When a ball is stopped by us, its momentum is reduced from a certain value to zero in a certain period of time. As we know the rate of change of momentum is nothing but the force involved in the given situation. So, here the rate of change of momentum of the ball is the force required to stop the ball. 

Now, as we know the table tennis ball is much lighter than the cricket ball. As they have the same velocity in the given, so the ball with larger mass will have the larger momentum as compared to the ball with smaller mass.

Hence, we...

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