The Physics of Baseball

Third Edition, Revised, Updated, and Expanded

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Author: Robert K. Adair

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062407821

Category: Science

Page: 192

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Blending scientific fact and sports trivia, Robert Adair examines what a baseball or player in motion does-and why. How fast can a batted ball go? What effect do stitch patterns have on wind resistance? How far does a curve ball break? Who reaches first base faster after a bunt, a right- or left-handed batter? The answers are often surprising—and always illuminating. This newly revised third edition considers recent developments in the science of sport such as the neurophysiology of batting, bat vibration, and the character of the "sweet spot." Faster pitchers, longer hitters, and enclosed stadiums also get a good, hard scientific look to determine their effects on the game. Filled with anecdotes about famous players and incidents, The Physics of Baseball provides fans with fascinating insights into America's favorite pastime.

Physics of Baseball & Softball

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Author: Rod Cross

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441981134

Category: Science

Page: 324

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This book describes the physics of baseball and softball, assuming that the reader has a basic background in both physics and mathematics. The physics will be explained in a conversational style, with words and illustrations, so that the explanations make sense. The book provides an excellent opportunity to explain physics at a relatively simple level, even though the primary objective is to explain the many subtle features concerning the physics of baseball. For those readers who already know quite a bit of physics and who will be comfortable with mathematical equations, additional material of this nature will be provided in appendices. The latest research findings and statistical data have been incorporated by the author. The book also contains many simple experiments that the reader can perform to convince themselves that the effects described do indeed exist.

The Science of Baseball

Modeling Bat-Ball Collisions and the Flight of the Ball

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Author: A. Terry Bahill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319670328

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 223

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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. • Explains how to select or design an optimal baseball or softball bat and create models for bat-ball collisions using only fundamental principles of mechanics from high school physics; • Describes the results of the collision between baseball and bat using basic mathematics such as equations for the speed of the ball after the collision, bat speed after the collision, and bat rotation after the collision; •Accessible to high school and undergraduate students as well as non-technical aficionados of the science of baseball. “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 bat-ball 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 bat—a surprising bonus!” Dave Baldwin, PhD Major League pitcher, 1966-1973, lifetime Major League ERA, 3.08 “If I were the General Manger of a baseball team, I would tell my people to write a ten-page paper describing what this book contains that could improve our performance. I think the book provides the foundation for change.” Bruce Gissing Executive VP-Operations (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

The Science of Baseball

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Author: Norman D. Graubart

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499410638

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Baseball is a game of numbers, angles, and physics. Science, technology, engineering, and math come together in the game of baseball—from the design of the stadium to the ways a pitcher throws and a batter swings. As readers discover the science behind this popular sport, colorful photographs show important areas of STEM curricula in action at the ballpark. Informative text, graphic organizers, and sidebars help readers learn that science concepts can be seen all around them, including their next baseball practice or trip to see a Major League Baseball game.

Keep Your Eye On the Ball

Curve Balls, Knuckleballs, and Fallacies of Baseball

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Author: Robert G. Watts,A. Terry Bahill

Publisher: W. H. Freeman

ISBN: 9780716737179

Category: Science

Page: 240

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"Keep your eye on the ball!" may be good advice--but it is impossible to do. The batter can track the ball until it is about five feet in front of the plate, but then he falls behind because the ball is moving too fast. In Keep Your Eye on the Ball, Robert G. Watts and A. Terry Bahill--engineers by vocation, baseball fans by avocation--have devised a series of experiments that put some of baseball's most cherished myths to the test. By applying physics, psychology, physiology, and other scientific principles to baseball, the authors have resolved, once and for all, some of the controversial issues that have intrigued fans for decades, including: * Do curveballs really curve? Do fastballs rise? * How do knuckleballs and spitballs work? * What exactly happens when the ball hits the bat? * Does corking the bat really help a hitter? * Are aluminum bats more dangerous than wooden bats? * Can certain physiological factors help predict success for a hitter? * Why are more home runs being hit than ever before? * Are today's players better than yesterday's? Completely revised and updated to include recent statistics, new research, and additional historical commentary, Keep Your Eye on the Ball is a highly informative and entertaining guide to the science of baseball that all fans of the game--regardless of scientific background--will enjoy.

The Physics of Pitching

Learn the Mechanics, Science, and Psychology of Pitching to Success

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Author: Len Solesky,James T. Cain,Rusty Meacham,Bruce Curtis

Publisher: MVP Books

ISBN: 1610602080

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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DIVDIVThe Physics of Pitching is a well-rounded and comprehensive study that explores the formula for success in pitching and the secret to staying healthy and injury free. It brings together the expertise of a professional scout and pitching consultant, a former major league pitcher and current pitching coach, a sports orthopedic surgeon, and a strength and conditioning specialist. Step-by-step instruction is combined with a discussion of the fundamentals of pitching mechanics and kinetics, physiology and orthopedics, weight training, and the mental and strategic sides of baseball. The Physics of Pitching is illustrated throughout with step-by-step photography and detailed illustrations of the key mechanics./div/div

The Math of Baseball

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Author: Ian F. Mahaney

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448825547

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Using the game of baseball, readers must employ addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to determine hitting averages, distance, and the strike count.

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition)

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Author: Paul Dickson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393073491

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1008

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The definitive work on the language of baseball—one of the “Five Best Baseball Books” (Wall Street Journal). Hailed as “a staggering piece of scholarship” (Wall Street Journal) and “an indispensable guide to the language of baseball” (San Diego Union-Tribune), The Dickson Baseball Dictionary has become an invaluable resource for those who love the game. Drawing on dozens of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century periodicals, as well as contemporary sources, Dickson’s brilliant, illuminating definitions trace the earliest appearances of terms both well known and obscure. This edition includes more than 10,000 terms with 18,000 individual entries, and more than 250 photos. This “impressively comprehensive” (The Nation) book will delight everyone from the youngest fan to the hard-core aficionado.

The Physics of Basketball

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Author: John J. Fontanella

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801889523

Category: Science

Page: 168

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The Physics of Golf

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Author: Theodore P. Jorgensen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441986189

Category: Science

Page: 189

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This revised and expanded bestseller includes a new chapter on putting, a new appendix on the fundamental physics covered in the book, increased coverage of modern club design, and an updated reference section. As in the previous book, most of the mathematics is relegated to a technical appendix. The first edition of this book was enthusiastically received by the both the science press in Physics Today, IEEE Spectrum, and Nature and the golf world in American Golf Pro and Golf Week.

Curve Ball

Baseball, Statistics, and the Role of Chance in the Game

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Author: Jim Albert,Jay Bennett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387215123

Category: Mathematics

Page: 350

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A look at baseball data from a statistical modeling perspective! There is a fascination among baseball fans and the media to collect data on every imaginable event during a baseball game and this book addresses a number of questions that are of interest to many baseball fans. These include how to rate players, predict the outcome of a game or the attainment of an achievement, making sense of situational data, and deciding the most valuable players in the World Series. Aimed at a general audience, the text does not assume any prior background in probability or statistics, although a knowledge of high school abgebra will be helpful.

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

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Author: Carlo Rovelli

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399184430

Category: Science

Page: 96

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Look out for Carlo Rovelli's next book, Reality Is Not What It Seems. Instant New York Times Bestseller “One of the year’s most entrancing books about science.”—The Wall Street Journal “Clear, elegant...a whirlwind tour of some of the biggest ideas in physics.”—The New York Times Book Review This playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics briskly explains Einstein's general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role humans play in this weird and wonderful world. Carlo Rovelli, a renowned theoretical physicist, is a delightfully poetic and philosophical scientific guide. He takes us to the frontiers of our knowledge: to the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, back to the origins of the cosmos, and into the workings of our minds. The book celebrates the joy of discovery. “Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world,” Rovelli writes. “And it’s breathtaking.”

Baseball For Dummies

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Author: Joe Morgan,Richard Lally

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118510526

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

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Play, watch, and understand America's favorite pastime Baseball continues to be a popular game both as a spectator sport and as a pastime. Since the publication of Baseball For Dummies, 3rd Edition, baseball teams have changed, new MLB stadiums have been built, and rules have been updated. This updated 4th Edition brings you the latest information on the players, the places, and above all, the game. Baseball For Dummies is for baseball fans at all levels, from players and coaches to spectators who love the game. Baseball Hall of Fame player Joe Morgan explains baseball with remarkable insight, using down-to-earth language so everyone from the casual observer to the die-hard fan can gain a fuller appreciation of the sport. Improve your hitting, pitching, and fielding Find a baseball team to play on, from Little League on up Evaluate stats, players, and records Coach baseball or umpire effectively Get more out of a trip to the ballpark The latest on baseball stats and sabermetrics Complete with Morgan's personal lists of top-ten toughest pitchers, smartest players, and most strategic managers, Baseball For Dummies gives you all the inside tips, facts, and stats so you can have Major League fun!

Physics

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Author: James S. Walker

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 1109

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This text for courses in introductory algebra-based physics features a combination of pedagogical tools - exercises, worked examples, active examples and conceptual checkpoints.

The Physics of Sports

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Author: Michael Lisa

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077801881

Category: Science

Page: 403

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Physics: Technology Update

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Author: Assistant Professor Department of Mathematics James S Walker,James S. Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781292021003

Category:

Page: 1312

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Were you looking for the book with access to MasteringPhysics? This product is the book alone and does NOT come with access to MasteringPhysics. Buy the book and access card package to save money on this resource. Walker's goal is to help students make the connection between a conceptual understanding of physics and the various skills necessary to solve quantitative problems. The pedagogy and approach are based on over 20 years of teaching and reflect the results of physics education research. Already one of the best-selling textbooks in algebra-based physics, The Fourth Edition strengthens both the conceptual foundations and the tools for problem solving to make the book even better suited to today's students.

Pure baseball

pitch by pitch for the advanced fan

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Author: Keith Hernandez,Mike Bryan

Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 259

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The authors of If at First present an analysis for serious baseball fans that focuses on two spectacular 1993 games to elucidate key bullpen and on-field strategies. 40,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.

The Physics of Basketball

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Author: John J. Fontanella

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801889523

Category: Science

Page: 168

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Cerebral Palsy

A Complete Guide for Caregiving

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Author: Freeman Miller,Steven J. Bachrach

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421422158

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 496

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When their child has cerebral palsy, parents need answers. They seek up-to-date advice they can count on to make sure their child has the best possible health and well-being. For three editions now, a team of experts associated with the Cerebral Palsy Program at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children have shared vital information through this authoritative resource for parents, who will turn to it time and time again as their child grows. The new edition is thoroughly revised to incorporate the latest medical thinking, including advances in diagnosis, treatment, and terminology. Every chapter includes new content on topics ranging from genetics to pain, temperature control, palliative care, why growth suppression is sometimes recommended, the Affordable Care Act, and how to make it easier for siblings to cope. Chapter 8 has been entirely rewritten to better help adolescents prepare for the transition to adulthood. New classification systems, such as the gross motor function classification system and the Functional Mobility System, are described and explained. And a number of emerging therapies—including marijuana oil, cord blood transfusion, deep brain stimulation, epilepsy surgery, and growing spinal rods—are explored. Intended for parents, grandparents, teachers, therapists, and others who care for and about people with cerebral palsy and cerebral palsy−like conditions, this is an essential and compassionate guide. Key Features: • Detailed descriptions of specific patterns of involvement (hemiplegia, diplegia, quadriplegia)• Explanations of the medical and psychosocial implications of CP• Photographs and drawings that complement the text• Practical advice about caregiving, from nutrition to mobility • An illustrated encyclopedia that defines and describes terms, diagnoses, medical and surgical procedures, and orthopedic and other assistive devices• Lists of resources and recommended reading, which include a number of online sources