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Impulse of ball from bat when playing baseball

  1. Nov 21, 2009 #1
    Is it true or false that when a baseball player hits a home run, the baseball receives a greater impulse from the bat than the bat does from the ball?

    I think the answer is false because of the law of conservation of momentum.
     
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  3. Nov 21, 2009 #2

    Doc Al

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    Re: impulse

    Good. Even more direct is to consider Newton's 3rd law (which leads to conservation of momentum).
     
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