Description 
1 online resource (xxi, 222 pages) : 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  Dénouement  General Modeling Principles 
Summary 
This book describes the dynamic collisions between baseballs, softballs, and bats, and the intricate modeling of these interactions, using only Newton's basic principles and the conservation laws of physics. Veteran baseball science author Terry Bahill explains models for the speed and spin of balls and bats and equations for batball collisions at a level accessible to high school and undergraduate physics students, engineering students, and, most importantly, students of the science of baseball. Unlike other, more technical accounts of these phenomena that exhibit similar rigor, the models presented in this volume use only basic physical principles to describe simple collision configurations. Elucidating the most important factors for understanding bat performancebat weight, moment of inertia, the coefficient of restitution, and characteristics of humans swinging the bats, Dr. Bahill also explains physical aspects of the ideal bat and the sweet spot 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
Print version record 
Subject 
Batting (Baseball)  Mathematical models


Baseball  Mathematical models


Sports sciences.


Collisions (Physics)  Mathematical models


Sports & outdoor recreation.


Physics.


Popular science.


Classical mechanics.


Mechanics of solids.


GAMES  Gambling  Sports.


SPORTS & RECREATION  Business Aspects.


SPORTS & RECREATION  Essays.


SPORTS & RECREATION  History.


SPORTS & RECREATION  Reference.


TRAVEL  Special Interest  Sports.


Collisions (Physics)  Mathematical models.


Baseball.


Baseball bats.


Sports sciences.

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
9783319670324 

3319670328 
