# On what kind of surface will a ball roll faster?

## On what kind of surface will a ball roll faster?

You should find that a solid object will always roll down the ramp faster than a hollow object of the same shape (sphere or cylinder)—regardless of their exact mass or diameter. This might come as a surprising or counterintuitive result!

### How does the type of surface affect how far a ball will roll?

Rolling friction is affected by the texture of both the surface and the rolling object. Had I used a tennis ball it probably would have rolled a shorter distance because of the ball’s texture. Conclusion: The marble rolled farther on smoother textures, with texture clearly affecting the distance traveled.

#### Will a ball roll farther on a low or high friction surface?

Object move fast or slow on different surfaces. This is because of friction. Friction is a resistance to motion on a surface. The ball will roll farther because there is less friction on the surface of the court.

What forces make a ball roll?

The forces on a rolling ball include a horizontal friction force, F , and the normal reaction force, N , acting a distance S ahead of the center of the ball.

On which surface will a toy car travel the farthest?

wet marble floor
Hence, the toy car would travel the farthest on a wet marble floor.

## Why does a marble roll down a ramp?

A marble at the top of the ramp has more gravitational potential energy than one released lower on the ramp, and when that marble is re- leased and begins to roll down the ramp, that potential energy is transformed into kinetic energy.

### Does a heavier object hit the ground first?

In other words, if two objects are the same size but one is heavier, the heavier one has greater density than the lighter object. Therefore, when both objects are dropped from the same height and at the same time, the heavier object should hit the ground before the lighter one.