Problem: A golfer gives a ball a maximum initial speed of 30.5 m/s. (Neglect air resistance.)(a) What is the longest possible hole in one for this golfer? Neglect any distance the ball might roll on the green, and assume that the tee and the green are at the same level.(b) What is the minimum speed of the ball during the hole-in-one shot?

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Range:

R=v02sin2θg

(a)

The longest range happens when the angle of the projectile, θ = 45°.

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A golfer gives a ball a maximum initial speed of 30.5 m/s. (Neglect air resistance.)

(a) What is the longest possible hole in one for this golfer? Neglect any distance the ball might roll on the green, and assume that the tee and the green are at the same level.
(b) What is the minimum speed of the ball during the hole-in-one shot?

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