The Science behind Baseball
The game of baseball is to take a bat and hit it with a ball. Sounds pretty simple right? Nope. There is a lot of science and physics behind this sport that most don't think about. For example force is the one this website will hope to answer today. There are people that spend their career studying baseball and how forces work on the baseball, the bat and how the runner runs. People use these measurements and information to study how far the ball will go and how to improve their game. Hopefully this diagram will example the physics of the game better.
This is my vector diagram with a bat hitting the ball being thrown by a pitcher. the weight on the ball is gravity acting on it so it's 9.8 m/s 2. So that means to move the ball the bat will have a force that is greater then 9.8 m/s 2. So if the batter hits the ball above the force of gravity, and how hard they hit it will determine how far the ball will go.
This is my graph and it shows a ball flying in the air. The more force that acts upon the ball the higher and farther than ball will go. The H on the graph is height in feet and the T is time in seconds, over time the height of the ball will increase till after time when gravity will take over. This is why over time the ball goes down to the ground.