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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A (uniform) snooker ball of radiusr, at rest on a table, is struck by a cue at a point a distancehabove the table. Assume the cue tip is travelling horizontally, in a plane through the centre of the ball. As a result, the ball begins to move with an initial linear speedVand angular speed_{0}w._{0}

Consider the cue as acting with a large forceFfor a short time. Ignoring the effects of friction between the ball and the table for this time, find an expression for the ratioV/_{0}win terms of h._{0}

2. Relevant equations

Once I've sussed the question, I can identify which.

3. The attempt at a solution

Well, I'm confused due to the sentence;"Assume the cue tip is travelling horizontally, in a plane through the centre of the ball". This to me means, that h = r? Therefore, if friction is to be ignored this time, the ball will not (initially) rotate?

If someone could clear this up, I'm sure I can crack on with the next few parts of the question.

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# Homework Help: So, we're playing snooker

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