The most common example of the physics of circular motion in sports involves the turn it could be a halfback in football making a turn around the corner of the line or it could be a softball player running the bases and making a turn around second base or it could be a bobsled in the olympic games making a turn around a corner on the track. Projectile motion relates to softball because after the ball leaves the pitcher's hand, the ball's horizontal velocity is constant the ball's vertical velocity increases because gravity causes it to accelerate downward. Magnus force is the force that causes a pitch to curve factors that cause this are rate of spin, velocity, seam orientation, and axis of rotation orientation.
All of these laws relate to softball because of the different motion and other force aspects an example for the first law is a ball that is thrown. What are the physics of different sports ball designs update cancel but although the smallest softball is larger than a baseball, the man knew his physics. What i find rather incredible (meaning i don't believe it) is the 120 mph velocity credited to men's underhanded fast-pitch softball by the guiness book of world records for many years phooey according to my sources, it's eddie feigner, at 104 mph i used to pitch in little league, and years later. Baseball: physics of hitting and pitching john lewis kilgore 10/17/2012 phy3091-talk 2.
There are a great number of questions regarding the performance of a softball bat and how much one bat varies from another what are the best softball bats made of. Alan m nathan, professor emeritus of physics at university of illinois and avid boston red sox fan, presents important research in the physics of baseball. According to usyd, one physics-related aspect of softball is the sweet spot of the softball bat when the ball hits this area, it severely reduces the shock of impact for the person swinging the bat this is because it is the area between two vibration nodes.
Learn how the forces and biomechanics of swing work can boost batting averages learn how to create power and efficiency by connecting all of the forces of the swing get more speed and power at contact with the double pendulum move get your hitters into a strong, balanced stance to deliver force into. Annie is a bay area native currently living in fremont growing up she spent a lot of time playing sports and came across a coach who used physics to determine the most efficient softball swing. Speed of a softball a softball is hit over a third baseman's head with speed v0 and at an angle θ from the horizontal. Collection of interesting and fun softball facts for kids learn the facts about history and teams of this sport, also played as a type known as mushball.
There is a tremendous amount of physics and engineering that goes into the design of a baseball or softball bat, especially the new high-tech aluminum and composite bats which are currently dominating the market there is also an amazing amount of physics involved in the bat-ball collision, and in. Love the “science of the swing” then you love the baseball physics section this category of our website is young so please be patient. Analysis of softball pitch trajectories by the cluster method, a paper written by caitlin krebs, august 2013, as part of her research in the summer reu program at the university of illinois caitlin is a physics major at drury university and.
The physics of softball - download as word doc (doc / docx), pdf file (pdf), text file (txt) or read online this paper describes the multiple aspects of physics that relate directly to softball and it's mechanics. The math and science of baseball for many mathematicians and scientists, the they've used the laws of physics, for example,. The deflection of a curveball in baseball and fast pitch softball anna tapio physics department saint john’s university collegeville, mn introduction.
Alan nathan, a physics professor at the university of illinois at urbana–champaign, has trained his expert eye on those questions of physics that make up the quanta of the game nathan maintains an online repository on the physics of baseball, drawing from his own work and that of other baseball-minded scientists. A softball's velocity is defined as the speed and direction in which the ball is traveling whether you are pitching, hitting or catching a softball, you influence the softball's velocity during a game, you can use physics to better understand this velocity. The physics of softball samantha porreca web project for physics 211 fall 2010 11-20-2010.