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Adair, Robert Kemp

The Physics of Baseball

€ 14.95

Combining sports trivia and science, a physicist discusses the scientific principles involved in pitching and hitting a baseball, looks at the properties of bats, describes the flight of a baseball, and features new sections on the neurophysiology of batting, ball constancy and elasticity over time, bat vibration, and the "sweet spot." Original.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
List of Figures
xi
Preface xv
Models and Their Limitations
1(4)
The Flight of the Baseball
5(24)
The Baseball---Air Resistance
5(7)
Spin and the Magnus Coefficient
12(4)
Distance of Flight of a Batted Ball
16(6)
Technical Notes
22(7)
The Swing of the Bat
29(18)
A Model of Batting
29(9)
Batter Reaction Time
38(8)
Technical Notes
46(1)
Pitching
47(32)
The Pitcher`s Task
47(2)
The Curveball
49(4)
The Knuckleball
53(2)
The Hop of the Fastball
55(8)
Pitching with an Illegally Modified Ball
63(1)
Pitching in the Wind and on High
64(3)
The Energetics of a Thrown Ball
67(2)
Pitching Tactics: High and Tight, Low and Away
69(2)
Left-Handed and Right-Handed Players
71(7)
Technical Note
78(1)
Batting the Ball
79(33)
The Bat-Ball Collision
79(8)
The Spin of the Batted Ball
87(5)
Effects on the Distance Balls Are Hit
92(8)
How Far Can a Ball Be Hit?
100(5)
The Number of Home Runs
105(4)
Technical Notes
109(3)
Properties of Bats
112(33)
The Optimum Bat Weight
112(9)
Hitting the Ball Imperfectly
121(9)
Aberrant Bats: Aluminum Bats
130(6)
Aberrant Bats: Corked Bats
136(3)
Technical Notes
139(6)
Running, Fielding, and Throwing
145(18)
Running
145(2)
Judging Fly Balls
147(7)
Fielding Ground Balls---Long and Short Hops
154(1)
Throwing in the Infield and Outfield
154(6)
Technical Note
160(3)
Index 163
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Paperback / softback
192 pagina's
Januari 2002
150 gram
203 x 133 x 13 mm
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