Physics of Baseball & Softball (Paperback)Rod Cross (author)
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Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 324
Weight: 516 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 18 mm
Edition: 2011 ed.
From the reviews:
"Provide the clearest and most extensive explanation of what happens the instant bat meets the ball. ... Cross takes pains to explain the issues so that a motivated nonphysicist could follow the explanations. ... It could serve as the basis for laboratory experiments in an introductory physics course. ... it is a treatise on bats and balls and on batting balls. ... So invest in this book if you care about how baseball bats work or want to teach undergraduates about it." (Cliff Frohlich, Physics Today, May, 2011)
"This book revisits the science of the motion of baseballs and softballs, with little to distinguish between them. ... The author uses basic physics and mathematics to explain the behavior of a baseball after a pitcher throws the ball and a batter hits it. ... provides a list of 12 activities that one can perform to appreciate the motion of baseballs. ... contains excellent diagrams, graphs, and a good index. Summing Up: Recommended. Students of all levels and researchers/faculty." (N. Sadanand, Choice, Vol. 49 (1), September, 2011)
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