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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.

Synopsis:

A "fascinating and irresistible" (New York Times Book Review) look at the science behind America's favorite pastime, complete with charts and graphs, baseball lore, and anecdotes about famous players.

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:
9780060084363
Subtitle:
Third Edition, Revised, Updated, and Expanded
Author:
Adair, Robert Kemp
Author:
Adair, Robert K.
Author:
by Robert K Adair
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Force and energy
Subject:
Sports Science
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
102
Publication Date:
20020507
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.08x5.40x.51 in. .33 lbs.

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