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Homework Help: Golf Ball Problem-elastic collision

  1. Jan 25, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The 176g head of a golf club is moving at 45m/s when it strikes a 46g golf ball and sends it off at 65m/s. Find the final speed of the clubhead after the impact, neglect the mass of the club's shaft.

    2. Relevant equations
    No clue.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Don't even know.
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 25, 2009 #2
    I suggest that you forget that it is a golf club and just treat it as a block striking a ball. You have the mass of the block and its initial velocity. You have the mass of the ball and its final velocity. It is a routine impact problem.
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