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Making Momentum Chart and Finding Force for Baseball and Bat

  1. Jul 9, 2015 #1
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    A 1 kg bat hits a 150 g baseball travelling at 40 m/s opposite to the bat’s direction. This collision lasts 1/1000 of a second. Immediately after it is hit the baseball has a velocity of 50 m/s opposite to its initial direction and the bat 10 m/s in the same direction as the as it moved initially. Draw a momentum chart for the collision and find the average force on the bat.
     
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  3. Jul 9, 2015 #2

    CWatters

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    Sounds like homework so may get moved to that section.

    Have you tried to solve it yourself?
     
  4. Jul 9, 2015 #3
    Its study prep for a quiz I have. Im assuming the initial momentum for both will be a vector of the same length, just in an opposite direction for each one. And then final momentum for the baseball is a vector in the other direction just a little bit longer, and for the baseball its a same direction vector but alot shorter. Is this correct?
     
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  5. Jul 10, 2015 #4

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    The initial velocity of the bat isn't given. I believe you will have to calculate it from the data before and after the impact.
     
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