Physics in Baseball. Created by: Danielle Fairweather, Chelsea Buchter , and Brian S. Glenn. The Physics of Baseball. Physics during the Game The Stadium “Wave” Photography at the Game. Physics During the Game. During baseball, several forms of Physics is present, such as:
Physics in Baseball
Created by: Danielle Fairweather, Chelsea Buchter, and Brian S. Glenn
Physics during the Game
The Stadium “Wave”
Photography at the Game
During baseball, several forms of Physics is present, such as:
-Dystands for distance in the air
-A for acceleration
-T for time
-Dxstands for distance
-V for velocity
-T for time
The collision of the bat and the ball is considered elastic-total kinetic energy and total momentum is the same before and after the collision
What is a Wave?
A Wave vs The ‘Wave’
4. Longitudinal and Transversal Waves?
5. Is the “Wave” longitudinal or Transversal?
“Wave” at a Baseball Game
Medium: The SPIRIT and EXCITEMENT of the people
Particles: Fans in the stadium
Interactions: One person stands up, throws their arms up in the air, creating a vertical movement. Once a fellow fan sees another fan do this, it is a chain reaction and the second fan does the same. This creates the disturbance and travels through the spirit of the fans.
Transport of Energy: Each fan in the bleacher once disturbed, completes the vertical movement by standing up and raising their arms, however, they do return to their original position of sitting on the bleacher after the disturbance is over.
Collision of a Bat with the Ball
The spirit and energy of the fans can move from one fan to another, by standing up and raising their arms.
The fans in the stands then return to their seats.
Therefore, a “wave” in the stands can transports its energy without transporting matter.
Using this information, the next slide explains the stadium “wave” in both types of cases, so we can see which one accurately describes the “wave.”
If this “wave” in a stadium is a transverse wave then the fans would stand up and raise their arms in a vertical direction, while the wave moves to either the right or left.
So, the fans move in a direction perpendicular to the direction of the wave motion.
Which is the reason why a “wave” in a stadium is classified as a transversal wave.
Attending a Baseball Game
Physics as a ball game fan…
Brewsters Angle and Reflection
Using brewsters angle for reflection we get off of water:
Polarized lenses help to focus the sun's rays more carefully by filtering out horizontal light that leads to glare, leaving only vertical light to pass through the sunglasses' lenses. The result is clearer vision, especially for someone who is looking into the sun as much as a baseball player typically does.
Using brewsters angle for reflection we get off of glass:
Observing the game…
that reflect light
at different angles
create an image
through an eye