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A baseball player pops a pitch straight up. The ball (mass 160 g) was traveling horizontally at 32.0 m/s just before contact with the bat, and 24.0 m/s just after contact. Determine the magnitude of the impulse delivered to the ball by the bat.

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    The impulse equals the change in momentum. It will be the be the hypotenuse of a 3:4:5 right triangle of momentum.

    That would make it 40 m/s *0.16 kg
    = 6.4 kg m/s

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