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# Newton's Laws in Softball

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In Softball
Newton's Laws

An object in motion will stay in motion at the same velocity or an object at rest will stay at rest until acted on by an unbalanced force.
Newton's Law Of Inertia
(Newton's First Law of Motion)
(Newton's Second Law of Motion)
Newton's Law of Force & Acceleration
Mathematically represented by F = m*a. If the mass of an object remains constant, acceleration increases as the force increases.

Action:
The softball coming towards and hitting the bat
Reaction:
The ball bouncing in the opposite direction off the bat
Newton's Law of Action-Reaction
For every action force there is an equal and opposite reaction force.

(Newton's third law of motion)
How does it relate?
When you are running to a base the action is your foot landing on the dirt and the reaction is you pushing off.
How does it relate?
This relates to softball several times. Hitting a ball off a hitting tee is one example, another is when a pitcher pitches a ball (motion) and then the catcher catching the ball (no motion).
How does it relate?
F=ma
The mass of the official softball weighs .198 kg. If you pitch the ball with 34 N of force you could find out the acceleration by dividing the force by the mass. The acceleration would equal 6.7 m/s.
Motion
Action
Reaction
No Motion
Modeled By: Erin McCaig
By: Natalie Price
1st Period

Works Cited
*Photographs by Charlie & Valerie Price*

http://www.acs.psu.edu/drussell/bats/batw8.html

Russell, Daniel A. "Bat Weight, Swing Speed and Ball Velocity." Acs.psu.edu. Pennsylvania State University, 2 Aug. 2010. Web. 8 Nov. 2013

cont.
Running the bases is also another great example. When the runner on third slides/dives into home she will slow down while sliding/diving because of the friction.
Softball...
Newton's Laws relate to almost, if not,
EVERYTHING!
If these laws weren't true then we would most likely not be alive and the Lady Horns softball team would not have won 2nd place in the state tournament.
DO NOT EVER
insult a softball player by saying that baseball is way harder than softball because, according to Mr. Newton, objects with larger mass take more force to accelerate the same speed of an object with smaller mass.

Softball has many aspects that include Newton's Laws of Motion:
Running Bases
Sliding
Pitching
Batting
Practically everything!

unbalanced force
cont.
When you bat, you could find the force that you use to swing by multiplying the mass of the bat and the acceleration. If the bat is .525 kg and the acceleration is 16 m/s, then your force would be 8.4 N. Also, when you are diving back to a bag you could find the force you push off with by multiplying your mass by your acceleration.
When you bat, you could find the force that you use to swing by multiplying the mass of the bat and the acceleration.
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