The Resource Physics of Baseball & Softball, by Rod Cross, (electronic resource)

Physics of Baseball & Softball, by Rod Cross, (electronic resource)

Label
Physics of Baseball & Softball
Title
Physics of Baseball & Softball
Statement of responsibility
by Rod Cross
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This book describes the physics of baseball and softball, assuming that the reader has a background in both physics and mathematics at the high school level. The physics is explained in a conversational style, and illustrated with experimental results obtained both in the laboratory and in the field. Simple equations are also used in order to model the experimental results and to test whether the explanations are actually valid. The subject matter provides an excellent opportunity to explain physics in an interesting manner, given the universal popularity of baseball and softball as pastimes. There is also the interaction between a bat and ball, which is a classic problem in physics involving large forces, short time intervals, momentum, and energy transfer, vibration, rotation, and the different physical properties of the wood (or aluminum) of the bat, and the ball. The flight of the ball through the air is another fascinating example of physics in action, involving the effects of gravity, air resistance and ball spin on the ball trajectory. For those readers who already know quite a bit of physics and who are comfortable with mathematical equations, additional material is provided in the appendices. The book also describes many simple projects for readers who wish to perform their own experiments, whether it is for fun, for a school project, or both. Advance Praise for The Physics of Baseball & Softball “...so compelling that I read every page. Rod has compiled a wonderful selection of insight and discovery to the game...I think it would be a great reference book for a physics teacher to enrich lectures or explain topics.” -Prof. Lloyd Smith, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cross, Rod
Dewey number
  • 519
  • 530
  • 620.11
  • 796.3570153
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Language note
English
LC call number
QC1-75
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Surfaces (Physics)
  • Physics, general
  • Applications of Mathematics
  • Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
Label
Physics of Baseball & Softball, by Rod Cross, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Preface -- 1. Basic Physics -- 2. Bats and Balls -- 3. Ball Trajectories -- 4. Pitching Trajectories -- 5. Pitching Mechanics -- 6. Swinging a Bat -- 7. Contacting the Ball -- 8. Elastic Properties of Balls -- 9. Ball Hysteresis -- 10. Collisions -- 11.Bat Performance -- 12. Bat Vibrations -- 13. The Trampoline Effect -- 14. The Sweet Spot of a Baseball Bat -- 15. Flexible Bat Handles -- 16. Ball Bounce and Spin -- 17. Ball Spin Generated by a Bat -- 18. Bat and Ball Projects -- Conversion Factors
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2011.
Extent
1 online resource (330 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613088352
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4419-8113-4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000072052
  • (EBL)691195
  • (OCoLC)902401780
  • (SSID)ssj0000476547
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11295607
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000476547
  • (PQKBWorkID)10480329
  • (PQKB)10944706
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4419-8113-4
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC691195
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000072052
Label
Physics of Baseball & Softball, by Rod Cross, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Preface -- 1. Basic Physics -- 2. Bats and Balls -- 3. Ball Trajectories -- 4. Pitching Trajectories -- 5. Pitching Mechanics -- 6. Swinging a Bat -- 7. Contacting the Ball -- 8. Elastic Properties of Balls -- 9. Ball Hysteresis -- 10. Collisions -- 11.Bat Performance -- 12. Bat Vibrations -- 13. The Trampoline Effect -- 14. The Sweet Spot of a Baseball Bat -- 15. Flexible Bat Handles -- 16. Ball Bounce and Spin -- 17. Ball Spin Generated by a Bat -- 18. Bat and Ball Projects -- Conversion Factors
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2011.
Extent
1 online resource (330 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613088352
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4419-8113-4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000072052
  • (EBL)691195
  • (OCoLC)902401780
  • (SSID)ssj0000476547
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11295607
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000476547
  • (PQKBWorkID)10480329
  • (PQKB)10944706
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4419-8113-4
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC691195
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000072052

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