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A mom wanting some help with her 16-year old's son hmwk problem

  1. Apr 19, 2007 #1
    A mom wanting some help with her 16-year old's son problem :tongue:

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A golf club is swung with a large force, and the golf ball moves forward at a high acceleration. Which also happens as an effect?
    A] The force on the club increases
    B] The force on the club decreases
    C] The force of gravity on the ball increases
    D] The force of gravity on the ball decreases


    2. Relevant equations
    common sense. which apparently I don't possess enough of ;)

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I thought it was B, because I remembered Newton's "equal but opposite force" theory, but then the club has such less mass, than a golf ball. hmm. i don't know. maybe i'll attempt to read the chapter.

    Appreciate ANY feedback.
    Gracias muchachos/as
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Apr 20, 2007 #2
    The force of gravity doesnt change, but the force on the club will increase. This increase is due to the impulsive forces acting when the ball and the club connected.
     
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