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a baseball pitcher throws a baseball with a speed of 4m/s.Estimate the average acceleration of the ball during the throwing motion.In throwing the baseball,the pitcher accelerates the ball through a displacement of about 3.5m,from behind the body to the point where it is released.

  • physics -

    4 m/s is a very slow pitch. It is only 8.95 mph. A ball thrown at that speed would not make it to the batter's box without rolling there.

    Are you sure you copied the problem correctly? A good pitcher throws fast balls over 90 mph.

    Average speed while throwing = 2 m/s.
    Time = Distance/(Avg speed) = 3.5m/(2 m/s)
    = 1.75 s.

    Final speed divided by that time is the acceleration.

  • physic -

    its 41 speed
    thx ya^^

  • physic -

    Repeat the calculations indicated but starting with V = 41 m/s, not 4 m/s.
    The average speed during the throw is
    20.5 m/s. The time spent throwing is
    T = 3.5/20.5 = 0.1707 s
    The acceleration of the ball during the throw is (41 m/s)/(0.1707s)= 240 m/s^2

  • physic -

    How do you find the average speed?

  • physic -

    its your first speed divided by 2

  • physic -

    Why divide it by two??

  • baseball pitcher -

    Use your arm to throw the ball to the batter

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