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The Physics of Baseball

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Visit this site: http://www.npl.uiuc.edu/%7Ea-nathan/pob/

Author:Alan Nathan
Description: Read about the benefits (or not) of corked bats, the differences between aluminum and wood bats, the issues involved with characterizing the performance of bats from a physics point of view, and a description of the collision between a wooden bat and ball. Watch a 50-minute Windows Media Player video of Nathan's talk on the physics of baseball. With links to other sites examining the science of baseball: acoustics, sweet spots, safety, aerodynamics and pitches, dampening out vibrations in aluminum baseball bats, "juiced" baseballs, baseball technology, composite (Baum) bats, batspeed, batting and thinking, NCAA bat standards, and more.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Video, Link Listings, Articles
Math Topics: Acoustics, Mechanics of Solids, Sports

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