Unformatted text preview: -125.384 -4.389 acceleration (ft/s s ) -13.031 25.891 -29.975 1. Find the initial speed of the pitch in mph. 2. Use the data from the y-direction to find the time for the pitch to get from the pitcher to the back of home plate. You will have to solve a quadratic equation. One answer will be reasonable and the other is not. 3. Use the time of flight to find the (a)x-component of the velocity, (b)y-component of the velocity, (c)z-component of the velocity, and (d)speed (in mph) of the pitch when it gets to the back of home plate. 4. Find the (a)x-position, (b)y-position, and (c)z-position of the ball at the back of home plate. Your right! The answer to part b is zero. If you can find a video of this pitch on-line you can check your answer....
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- Fall '09
- Physics, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, major league, Houston Astros, Miller Park, Carlos Zambrano