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The Physics of Baseball

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A Sterling Professor of Physics at Yale University provides a unique and fascinating perspective on America's favorite pastime.

Did you Know . . .

  • An average head wind (10 miles per hour) can turn a 400-foot home run into a 370-foot out?
  • A curve ball that seems to break over 14 inches never actually deviates from a straight line by more tha 3 1/2 inches?
  • There is no such thing (except in softball) as a rising fastball?
  • The collision of a ball on the bat lasts only about 1/1000th of a second?
  • That a batted ball should be able to travel no father than 545 feet?

About the Author

Robert Adair is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Physics at Yale University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. His research has largely been concerned with the properties of the elementary particles and forces of the universe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060950477
Author:
Adair, Robert K.
Publisher:
HarpPeren
Author:
Adair, Robert K.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Force and energy
Subject:
Sports Science
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series Volume:
236
Publication Date:
19940120
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xiv, 142 p.
Dimensions:
8.00x5.33x.40 in. .28 lbs.

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