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Average Force question (baseball, glove, bat)

  1. Oct 31, 2004 #1
    Please help me with this question

    An outfielder catches a baseball of mass .14kg moving at 50m/s. The glove and ball move .50m during the time the ball is stopped. What is the average force exerted by the ball on the outfielder's glove?

    At first I thought this questin had to do with F=ma, but the .50m part is confusing me.
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  3. Oct 31, 2004 #2


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    Use the work-energy theorem instead
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