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Can a tennis ball hit from a distance of 3 meters break (smash or crack) a windscreen of a Honda car?

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Last night, a guy claimed that my12-year-old son hit hist car's windscreen by a common tennins ball to break the windscreen. I want to confirm whether its is really possible that a soft ball can smash or crack the windscreen of a Honda car. Assume the distance be 3 meter from the car.

asked Aug 14, 2017 in Physics by hamidhussainawan (120 points)

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You must consider the area hit by a tennis ball, verify whats the maximum that the glass could handle and verify if your son could produce enought energy to hit the ball thus braking the mentioned glass. Even if your son could brake the freacking windshield with a tennis ball, the glass may not have handled the expected resistence. Its a win win. You can either sue your neighbor or whoever produced the mentioned windshild for honda.

did my answer satisfy your question, my friend?
answered Sep 9, 2017 by bruno (160 points)
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Never ever. It's not possible. Wait it depends on momentum. But as u mentioned it was child. So it's not possible.
answered Sep 12, 2017 by giginailo (2,580 points)

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