Cal 3 Handouts_Part24

Cal 3 Handouts_Part24 - #36 p. 922 A baseball player in...

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#36 p. 922 A baseball player in center field is playing approximately 330 feet from a television camera that is behind home plate. A batter hits a fly ball that goes to a wall 420 feet from the camera. a) The camera turns 9° to follow the play. Approximate the number of feet that the center fielder has to run to make the catch. 2 22 222 2 cos 330 420 2*330*420*cos9 107.3 feet c a b ab c c γ = +− =+− ° He has to run about 107.3 feet. b) The position of the center fielder could be in error by as much as 6 ft and the maximum error in measuring the rotation of the camera is 1°.
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2010 for the course MAT 2740 taught by Professor Peart,j during the Winter '08 term at Oakland CC.

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