Trajectory Model

  1. I am a hack at this, so I am turning to you guys for help.

    I need to develop a mathematical model do generate the speed of a softball when struck with differing amounts of force.

    The specs are:
    weight of ball 188g
    applied force 170 lb to 500 lb

    The force is applied by a pneumatic piston that strikes the ball.

    How do I do this?

    The end result will be fed into a larger computation.
  2. jcsd
  3. OldEngr63

    OldEngr63 734
    Gold Member

    Start off by writing f = ma for the ball.
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