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how can negative angular velocity (back spin) be calculated when the ball is struck by a lofted club?
Angular velocity is the measure of how quickly an object, in this case a golf ball, is rotating around a central axis. It is typically measured in radians per second.
Angular velocity involves the rotation of an object around an axis, while linear velocity is the measure of how quickly an object is moving in a straight line. Angular velocity is dependent on the radius of the rotation, while linear velocity is not.
The factors that affect the angular velocity of a golf ball include the initial force or speed of the swing, the weight and construction of the ball, and external factors such as wind and air resistance. The surface and texture of the golf club and ball can also play a role.
Angular velocity is an important concept in golf as it is a key factor in determining the trajectory, distance, and spin of a golf ball. Golfers can use their knowledge of angular velocity to adjust their swing and club selection to achieve their desired shot.
No, angular velocity cannot be measured directly on a golf course. It can only be calculated using formulas and measurements such as the distance traveled and the time it took for the ball to reach its destination. Specialized equipment, such as launch monitors, can also be used to measure angular velocity.