Billiard Ball Simulation

Instructions: Please let the ball return fully before pressing Restart.

For arbitrary rail height, the ball will not roll but rather will slide away after the rail impact. Investigate the results for different rail heights, initial velocities of the ball, and coefficients of kinetic friction between the table's surface and the ball. The total mechanical energy, the energy associated with the center-of-mass motion, and the energy associated with the rigid-body rotation are also shown below the table in real time, in arbitrary units.

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