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How to calculate average force?

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Homework Statement



A .140 kg baseball traveling 35 m/s strikes the catchers mitt, which, in bringing the ball to rest, recoils backward 11 cm. what was the average force applied by the ball on the glove?

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The Attempt at a Solution



ughh i have really no idea. i missed the lecture day for force and have no idea how to begin. i drew a picture but dont understand any of the equations regarding force
 

Answers and Replies

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when considering average force you assume the force is constant.
if that is so then finding the work done would be easy. now just use work energy theorem
 

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