- Problem Statement
- A pitcher throws a baseball of mass m = 0.15 kg accelerating it from rest to velocity v = 60km/h. Estimate the force exerted by the pitcher on the ball. If needed, make a reasonable assumption for the distance over which the pitcher accelerates the ball.

- Relevant Equations
- F = ma

Hello. I have just started studying physics. Can someone explain to me how can I type in formulas here using Tex for nicer formatting?

I suppose the force is F = ma.

Question is: what is a?

The starting throw angle is not mentioned, I suppose this task has to be related to gravity. All I know is the mass of the ball and velocity 60 km/h which is I suppose final velocity the ball has just before it hits the ground.

I do know calculus and I heard that acceleration is derivative of velocity. Just not sure how to apply derivation in here as I kind of never solved any physics task before.

Thanks for tips.

I suppose the force is F = ma.

Question is: what is a?

The starting throw angle is not mentioned, I suppose this task has to be related to gravity. All I know is the mass of the ball and velocity 60 km/h which is I suppose final velocity the ball has just before it hits the ground.

I do know calculus and I heard that acceleration is derivative of velocity. Just not sure how to apply derivation in here as I kind of never solved any physics task before.

Thanks for tips.