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Re: Re: Re: Re: best angle to hit a ball

Posted by: Max () on Tue Oct 23 16:32:36 2001

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> > > > I was in my physics class the other day and we were studying motion and air resistance. I was reading a post and this guy said it was simple physics that a ball hit at a 45 degree angle would travel the farthest. This is true if there is no wind or the air is not a factor. But the best angle to hit the ball with air as a factor is 39 degrees.
> > > Hey Nick u...
> > > According to Robert Adair the optimum angle is 35 degrees.
> > > Jeff Hitman
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> > Adair is mistaken, 45 degrees is the optimal angle.
> Well...Adair wrote a book about the physics of baseball including the basis of his conclusions. And, he has the academic credentials. Maybe you are right and he is wrong, but I think you are going to have to come up with a little more than an unsupported statement if you want to convince anyone.
> Mark H.

Set the angle for 45 and press hit, then try again at 35 degrees and tell me which goes the farthest.


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