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Torque on a baseball bat

  1. Mar 5, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A baseball player holds a bat at the end of the handle. If the bat is held horizontally, what is the approximate torque due to the force of gravity on the bat, with a pivot point at the batter's hands? Assume that the the bat is uniform. Use L for length of the bat, m for mass and g for acceleration due to gravity.


    2. Relevant equations

    t=d(lever arm)F

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I thought it was just lmg and that was wrong so I tried lm-g and that was wrong as well so I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 5, 2009 #2
    I got it (lmg)/2 :)
     
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