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Advanced Properties of Freely Falling Bodies #3
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A 100-gram golf ball is dropped from rest on the surface of the moon.
1. If the mass of the moon is 7.35 x 10
^{22}
kg and its average radius is 1.74 x 10
^{6}
meters, what is the gravitational field strength of the moon on its surface?
2. How much does the golf ball weigh on the moon?
3. What acceleration does the golf ball experience as it falls to the surface of the moon if the moon' force of gravitational attraction is the only force acting on the ball? (Include a FBD of the golf ball as part of your solution.)
4. If the ball is initially held at a height of 1.3 meters, how much gravitational potential energy does the golf ball possess just as it is released?
5. What will be the ball’s velocity just as it strikes the ground if it is dropped from rest?
6. How much time does it take the ball to reach the ground?
7. How much momentum will the ball have just as it strikes the ground?
8. What total impulse was
delivered to the ball
as it fell to the surface of the moon?
9. How much kinetic energy will the ball have just as it strikes the ground?
10. How much work did gravity do
on the ball
as the ball was being pulled to the moon’s surface?
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