Posted by george on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 12:33am.
A 0.180 kg baseball, traveling 32.0 m/s, strikes the catcher's mitt, which recoils 13.0 cm in bringing the ball to rest. What was the average force (in newtons) applied by the ball to the mitt?

physics  drwls, Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 12:59am
Kinetic energy loss equals work done pushing the mitt. Therefore,
Force = MV^2/(2X)

physics  Anonymous, Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 1:35am
I was just wondering if you just square v and also what do you put in for x?

physics  drwls, Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 1:56am
yes, V gets squared. X = 0.13 m
The force will be in Newtons.
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