This video demonstrates conservation of energy in a Newton's cradle. Why doesn't ball 5 reach 100% of the distance traveled by ball 1? The MythBusters want to see if a wrecking ball-sized Newton's cradle will work. What do you think might happen?
Simulation of Newton's cradle. Pay attention to how the energy is transferred through the cradle, instead of being lost.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Conservation of Energy.