quote=topsquark]The point is, using my definition, the ball would eventually stop even over a frictionless surface. (e is always less than 1 in reality) If the ball had a horizontal component of velocity Netwon's 1st says it should always be in motion. A contradiction, so my definition can't be correct.Originally Posted by malaygoel
It was not just a thought experiment, I did actually go out and perform
it. I have also been contemplating videoing it and analysing the frames of
the video to try measuring the coefficient .