Slide, Hook, Roll

Classical Mechanics Level 4

A bowling ball is thrown onto the bowling lane and starts sliding at some speed without spinning.

Kinetic friction gradually causes the ball to spin, until the ball rolls without spinning.

How much of the initial kinetic energy of the ball is dissipated as heat due to kinetic friction before it starts rolling?

Details and Assumptions:

The ball is a solid sphere. No energy is lost to rolling friction or air resistance.


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