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The Physics of Baseball - Robert Adair

The Physics of Baseball

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Published: 7th May 2002
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Blending scientific fact and sports trivia, Robert Adair examines what a baseball or player in motion does-and why. How fast can a batted ball go? What effect do stitch patterns have on wind resistance? How far does a curve ball break? Who reaches first base faster after a bunt, a right- or left-handed batter? The answers are often surprising -- and always illuminating.This newly revised third edition considers recent developments in the science of sport such as the neurophysiology of batting, bat vibration, and the character of the "sweet spot." Faster pitchers, longer hitters, and enclosed stadiums also get a good, hard scientific look to determine their effects on the game. Filled with anecdotes about famous players and incidents, "The Physics of Baseball" provides fans with fascinating insights into America's favorite pastime.

List of Figures
Preface
Models and their Limitationsp. 1
The Flight of the Baseballp. 5
The Swing of the Batp. 29
Pitchingp. 47
Batting the Ballp. 79
Properties of Batsp. 112
Running, Fielding, and Throwingp. 145
Indexp. 163
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ISBN: 9780060084363
ISBN-10: 0060084367
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 7th May 2002
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 14.5  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised