Description 
1 online resource : color illustrations 
Contents 
Types of Batball Collisions  Configurations of Batball Collisions  Equations for Batball Collisions  The ConLaw Model for Batball Collisions  Alternative Models  The Ball in Flight Model  Accuracy of Simulations  The Bat's Vertical Sweetness Gradient  The advantage of eyehand crossdominance for baseball batters  Dénouement  General Modeling Principles 
Summary 
This augmented, new edition adds discussion of the bat's vertical sweetness gradient, eyehand crossdominance, models for the swing of a bat, and accuracy of simulations. The book retains its description of dynamic collisions between baseballs, softballs, and bats, and the intricate modeling of these interactions, using only basic math and physical principles. Veteran baseball science author Terry Bahill explains models for the speed and spin of balls and bats and calculations for batball collisions at a level accessible to most students of the science of baseball. Demystifying the most important factors for understanding bat performancebat weight, moment of inertia, the coefficient of restitution, and characteristics of humans swinging the batsDr. Bahill also explains physical aspects of the optimal bat and the sweet spot. Praise for the First Edition "Dr. Bahill's book is the perfect tool for teaching how to solve some of baseball's basic science problems. Using only simple Newtonian principles and the conservation laws, Dr. Bahill explains how to model batball collisions. Also, he derives equations governing the flight of the ball, and proceeds to show what factors affect air density and how this density affects the ball's flight. And as a unique addition to his fine book, he provides advice for selecting the optimal bata surprising bonus!" Dave Baldwin, PhD Major League pitcher, 19661973, lifetime Major League ERA, 3.08 "If I were the General Manger of a baseball team, I would tell my people to write a tenpage paper describing what this book contains that could improve our performance. I think the book provides the foundation for change." Bruce Gissing Executive VPOperations (retired) Boeing Commercial Airplanes "[I] had a chance to read your research, and I fully agree with your findings." Baseball Legend Ted Williams, in a 1984 letter to the author 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 6, 2018) 
Subject 
Batting (Baseball)  Mathematical models


Baseball  Mathematical models


Sports sciences.


Collisions (Physics)  Mathematical models


GAMES  Gambling  Sports.


SPORTS & RECREATION  Business Aspects.


SPORTS & RECREATION  Essays.


SPORTS & RECREATION  History.


SPORTS & RECREATION  Reference.


TRAVEL  Special Interest  Sports.


Collisions (Physics)  Mathematical models.


Sports sciences.

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
9783030030322 

3030030326 
