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Impulse and momentum

  1. Mar 21, 2012 #1
    a baseball pitch throws a fastball to the catcher. assume the ball starts from rest in the pitcher's hand and that the ball is brought to rest in the catcher's mitt. also assume the ball loses no velocity while in flight.

    how will the balls change in momentum from the pitcher's throw compare to the change in momentum while being caught?
    would the momentum of the trow large.. or the catcher is larger?

    which player exerts a larger force on the ball? the pitcher or the catcher? and why
     
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  3. Mar 21, 2012 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    The ball starts and ends up in some player's glove. So what is the sum of all the changes of momentum of the ball?

    For the second part, you have to show how force is related to change in momentum and time.

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