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Balls of Steel - Netflix

By: Editor On: Mon 24 June 2019
In: netflix
Tags: #netflix #Game Show #English

Mark Dolan (host) challenges a team of comedians and performers to a range of stupid stunts, undercover set-ups and loads more hilarious things that make them look stupid and juvenile. And they all want to prove that they have the biggest "Balls of Steel".

Balls of Steel - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 50 minutes

Premier: 2005-08-19

Balls of Steel - Newton's cradle - Netflix

Newton’s cradle is a device that demonstrates conservation of momentum and energy using a series of swinging spheres. When one sphere at the end is lifted and released, it strikes the stationary spheres, transmitting a force through the stationary spheres that pushes the last sphere upward. The last sphere swings back and strikes the still nearly stationary spheres, repeating the effect in the opposite direction. The device is named after 17th-century English scientist Sir Isaac Newton. It is also known as Newton's balls or Executive Ball Clicker.

A typical Newton's cradle consists of a series of identically sized metal balls suspended in a metal frame so that they are just touching each other at rest. Each ball is attached to the frame by two wires of equal length angled away from each other. This restricts the pendulums' movements to the same plane.

Balls of Steel - When the simple solution applies - Netflix

For the simple solution to precisely predict the action, no pair in the midst of colliding may touch a third ball, because the presence of the third ball effectively makes the struck ball appear heavier. Applying the two conservation equations to solve the final velocities of three or more balls in a single collision results in many possible solutions, so these two principles are not enough to determine resulting action. Even when there is a small initial separation, a third ball may become involved in the collision if the initial separation is not large enough. When this occurs, the complete solution method described below must be used. Small steel balls work well because they remain efficiently elastic with little heat loss under strong strikes and do not compress much (up to about 30 µm in a small Newton's cradle). The small, stiff compressions mean they occur rapidly, less than 200 microseconds, so steel balls are more likely to complete a collision before touching a nearby third ball. Softer elastic balls require a larger separation to maximize the effect from pair-wise collisions.

Balls of Steel - References - Netflix


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