The Physics of Baseball
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|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|
|Resource Types:||Video, Link Listings, Articles|
|Math Topics:||Acoustics, Mechanics of Solids, Sports|
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