a. Magnus Force is caused by the rotation on the ball when it is released from the pitcher’s hand. The effect it produces on acceleration is the pressure creates a force at right angles to the motion of the ball, and pitchers can orient the spin direction and magnus force to make the trajectory of the ball change. It relates to the concept of centripetal acceleration because the ball is rotating in a circle. The pitcher controls the effect of the force on the acceleration of the ball by putting the spin on the ball. The Hit 4. When a baseball hits a backstop, what process removes energy of the ball’s motion? Based on the discussion, could the coefficient of restitution for a baseball hitting a backstop be greater than 1? a. The process that removes energy of the ball’s motion is the energy transference. The coefficient of restitution for the baseball hitting a backstop can be greater than 1.
5. What is important about hitting the “sweet spot” on the baseball bat? a. Hitting the “sweet spot” on the baseball bat is important because more energy goes to the ball. It the sweet spot does not make contact less energy is transferred to the ball.
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