Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 8 - Dynamics II: Motion in a Plane - Conceptual Questions: 10

Answer

The acceleration vector points approximately toward the golfer's feet.

Work Step by Step

The correct answer is (c). The acceleration vector points approximately toward the golfer's feet. The correct answer is (c). The acceleration vector points approximately toward the golfer's feet. Since the club head is moving in a circle, there must be a non-zero component of acceleration toward the center of the circle. In this case, this is parallel to the ground and toward the golfer's body. Since the club head is speeding up, there must be a non-zero component of acceleration toward the ground. Therefore, the acceleration vector points approximately toward the golfer's feet.
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