3 Laws of Motion, Baseball Brian Torres B-2

1. Every object moves in a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force.

2. The acceleration of an object is directly proportional to the net force exerted and inversely proportional to the object's mass.

3. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

The baseball while coming off the bat after a hit, will continue to fly straight unless acted upon by an outside force like gravity, or wind etc.

When the ball is hit, the mass of a major league baseball is 149g, and the acceleration of the ball on average as it comes off the bat is 100 mph, this makes the force of the average baseball hit in the major leagues 14900 N. ( F=ma )

When a baseball hits the bat on the delivery of the pitch, the action is the pitcher releasing the ball towards the plate, and the reaction is the ball coming off the bat into the field of play. ( p=mv )

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