The Physics of BaseballDate: 07/11/2000 at 11:11:39 From: Scott Spatz Subject: How a baseball moves when pitched How does a baseball move when it is pitched? Date: 07/11/2000 at 12:21:41 From: Doctor TWE Subject: Re: How a baseball moves when pitched Hi Scott - thanks for writing to Dr. Math. I would strongly recommend the book _The Physics of Baseball_ by Yale physics professor Robert K. Adair (HarperPerennial, 1994.) This book explains not just how the ball travels when pitched, but also how it travels when hit - and why. The revised and expanded version is 142 pages, but the math/physics does get kind of deep. I hope this helps. If you have any more questions, write back. - Doctor TWE, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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