# A ball strikes a smooth horizontal floor obliquely and rebounds inelastically a) The kinetic energy of the ball just after hitting the floor is equal to the potential energy of the ball at its maximum height after rebound b) Total energy of the ball is not conserved c) The angle of rebound with the vertical is greater than the angle of incidence d) None of the above

## Question ID - 100589 | SaraNextGen Top Answer A ball strikes a smooth horizontal floor obliquely and rebounds inelastically a) The kinetic energy of the ball just after hitting the floor is equal to the potential energy of the ball at its maximum height after rebound b) Total energy of the ball is not conserved c) The angle of rebound with the vertical is greater than the angle of incidence d) None of the above

Answer Key / Explanation : (b,c) -

(b,c)

Let the ball strike the floor at angle  with the vertical and velocity at the instant of striking the floor be  and let the ball rebound with velocity  at angle  with the vertical as shown in Fig.

Since the floor is smooth, therefore horizontal component of velocity remains unchanged. Hence

(i)

Since, the floor is inelastic, therefore normal component of velocity just after the collision is less than that just before the collision. Hence,

(ii)

Dividing Eq. (i) by Eq. (ii),  or

Hence, option (c) is correct

Since the ball has a horizontal component of velocity, therefore, at highest point, its kinetic energy is not equal to zero

It means, at highest point,potential energy of the ball is less than the kinetic energy just after rebound. Hence, option (a) is incorrect

Since the floor is inelastic, therefore there is some loss of energy during the collision. Hence, the total energy of the ball does not remain conserved. So option (b) is also correct