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Author Bahill, A. Terry, author

Title The science of baseball : modeling bat-ball collisions and the flight of the ball / A. Terry Bahill
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer International, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (xxi, 222 pages) : illustrations
Contents Types of Bat-ball Collisions -- Configurations of Bat-ball Collisions -- Equations for Bat-ball Collisions -- The ConLaw Model for Bat-ball 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 bat-ball 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 performance--bat 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.
Popular science.
Classical mechanics.
Mechanics of solids.
GAMES -- Gambling -- Sports.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Business Aspects.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Sports.
Collisions (Physics) -- Mathematical models.
Baseball bats.
Sports sciences.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783319670324