In this article, (and video above), we determine the distance a golf ball travels. A question on this topic would typically be found in the Dynamics section of the FE Exam and therefore will give you a better understanding of what you can expect during the exam. This week’s problem was created and solved by Enrique Ivers, an Engineer in Training.
A golfer on level ground attempts to drive a golf ball across a 900 ft. wide pond, hitting the ball so that it travels initially at 200ft./s. The ball travels at an initial angle of 45° to the horizontal plane. How far will the golf ball travel, and does it clear the pond?