Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard famously took two golf shots on the moon where it’s been estimated that an expertly


Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard famously took two golf shots on the moon where it’s been estimated that an expertly hit shot could travel for 70.50 s through the moon’s reduced gravity, airless environment to a maximum range of 4.00 km (about 2.5 miles). Assuming such an expert shot has a launch angle of 45°, determine the golf ball’s kinetic energy as it leaves the club, and maximum altitude in km above the lunar surface. Take the mass of a golf ball to be 0.0450 kg and the moon’s gravitational acceleration to be g(moon) = 1.63 m****************/


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *