Re: Does Body Mass Influence Distance?
Posted by: SteveT (
) on Tue Apr 4 08:56:41 2000
This question gets asked frequently. The answer is an emphatic NO, the body mass does not play a role if the ball is struck on the sweet spot. The distance can be easily calculated from conservation of momentum and simple ballistics equations. Suggested reading: "the physics of baseball" by Robert Adair.
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