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arsenal1021

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Could someone help me find an equation to figure this out.

I play slowpitch softball and was curious about swing speed and the weight of the bat.

If we keep the mass of the ball constant (.198 kg), and the pitch speed constant (8.94 m/s), and have 4 different bats (a22oz-b24oz-c26oz-d28oz):(a=.624kg b=.680kg c= .737kg d=.794kg) that correspond with swing speeds (fastest swing speed for the lightest bat) let's call them 40-50-60-70mph so(17.88m/s-22.35m/s-26.82m/s-31.29m/s). so...

.624kg@31.29m/s - .680kg@26.82m/s - .737kg@22.35m/s - .794kg@17.88m/s.

So I guess I am trying to find the velocity of the ball after the collision with the bat.

at some point with different swing speeds does the lighter massed bat become infective vs the higher massed bat??

Could I put all of this into a graph?

Does anyone have an equation for this??

(m1v1b + m2v2b = m1v1a + m2v2a) ? if it is this I don't know how to find the velocity of the bat after collision.

m1:mass of ball (.198kg)

v1b: Velocity Of ball before collision (8.94)

m2: mass of bat before collision

v2b: velocity of bat before collision

v1a: velocity ball after collision

v2a: velocity bat after collision ((??)another equation??)

please help me, thanks