Posted by Gina on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 3:11am.
A golf ball is hit with an initial angle of 30.5° with respect to the horizontal and an initial velocity of 81.9 mph. It lands a distance of 86.8 m away from where it was hit. By how much did the effects of wind resistance, spin, and so forth reduce the range of the golf ball from the ideal value?

Physics  drwls, Friday, September 10, 2010 at 7:17am
Write an ideal (zero resistance) equation for vertical height vs time and compute the time and location where the ball lands (Z = 0). Compare that with the actual distance where it lands.
Is that ball speed really miles per hour or meters per second? If it is mph, convert the speed to meters per second before doing the problem.
86.8 meters is not a very long golf shot. If the ball is only hit at 30.5 degrees to horizontal, the wrong golf club choice was probably made
Answer This Question
Related Questions
 Physics  A golf ball is hit with an initial angle of 54.7o with respect to the ...
 physics  a golfer hits a golf ball an initial velocity of 54m/s [42 degrees ...
 physics  a golfer hits a golf ball an initial velocity of 54m/s [42 degrees ...
 physics  After a golf ball is hit it takes off with an initial speed of 22.0 m/...
 Science  A golf ball was hit and projected in an angle of 60 degrees with the ...
 Algebra  A golf ball is hit with an initial velocity of 140 ft per second at an...
 Physics  I have a golf ballthat is hit for 0.20s at an angle to the horizontal ...
 College Physics  A batted baseball is hit with a velocity of 47.3 m/s, starting...
 College Physics  A batted baseball is hit with a velocity of 47.3 m/s, starting...
 Physics  Alexis Farias realizes her dream to play golf on the moon. She hits a ...
More Related Questions