A 0.30(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); kgsoftball has a velocity of 15m/s, 35 degrees below horizontal just before making contact with the bat. What is the magnitude of the change in momentum of the ball while it is in contact with the bat if the ball leaves the bat with a velocity of 20m/s, vertically downward? b) How about 20m/s, horizontally back towards the pitcher?

I have this so far:

[tex]\Delta \vec{p} = \vec{J}[/tex] The change in an object's momentum is equal to the impulse on the object.

[tex]\vec{J} = \int_{t_i}^{t_f} \vec{F}(t) dt[/tex] Impulse defined.

I have no idea how to go about the rest of this! I've been stuck for 3 hours! I don't know the mass of the bat, I don't have a function for F(x), I don't know the time intervals, and I don't know how to do this problem, help me please!

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# Homework Help: Softball collision problem

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