1

How would I describe the bounciness of a ball, not using that word? (it doesn't sound formal)

1

Kinetic elasticity refers the ability of a material to absorb kinetic energy and deform, and then return to its original shape releasing (some or most of) the energy again. A material with high kinetic elasticity (e.g. rubber) will be more "bouncy" because it will conserve more energy in a collision. Kinetic elasticity can also be used to describe the bounciness of a spring.

The most distinguishing characteristic of rubber is kinetic elasticity

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.