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    A man kicks a 200g ball such that it leaves the ground at an angle of 30 deg. with the horizontal and strikes the ground at the same elevation a distance of 15m away. Determine the impulse of his foot on the ball. Neglect the impulse caused by the ball's weight while its being kicked.

    **answer should be 2.61 N*s**

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    Let the velocity of the ball after being kicked be v
    ball leaves the ground at an angle of 30 deg
    Therefore horizontal component = v cos 30= 0.866v
    vertical component = v sin 30= 0.866v

    The ball travels a distance of 15 m
    Therefore distance travelled ...

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    The solution calculates impulse of a foot kicking a soccer ball.