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    A tennis player receives a shot with the ball and returns the shot: Impulse, work

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    A tennis player receives a shot with the ball (0.0600 kg) traveling horizontally at 50.0 m/s and returns the shot with the ball traveling horizontally at 36.0 m/s in the opposite direction. (Assume the initial direction of the ball is in the -x direction.)

    (a) What is the impulse delivered to the ball by the racquet?
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    (b) What work does the racquet do on the ball?

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    Please refer to the attached file.

    vo = - 50.0 m/s
    vf = + 36.0 m/s
    m = 0.0600 ...

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    With full calculations and formulas, the problems are solved. The expert determines the work and impulse of a tennis player receiving a shot.