Ted Williams, Professor Emeritus of Hitting with the Boston Red Sox, visits the Skydome in Toronto where all distances are measured in meters. He demonstrates to the younger Bluejays how it is done by hitting a home run that clears a low fence 120 m from home plate.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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a) What is the minimum speed with which the ball must leave the bat for the batter to have hit a home run? Neglect air resistance (which is actually not completely negligible) and assume the top of the fence is at the same height as the bat.

vmin = m/s

HELP: You may want to work part (b) first.

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b) At what angle to the horizontal must the ball leave the bat for this minimum speed to be sufficient? Please enter your answer in degrees.

q = °

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c) When the ball is hit with the speed and angle determined above, how long does it take the ball to travel the distance to the fence?

t = s

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d) For these same conditions, find the maximum height (relative to the top of the fence) reached by the ball on its trajectory.

ymax = m

Can you help me with some initial guidance on all these different parts..

Thanks in advance ,

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