Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 5 - Think and Discuss: 77

Answer

Yes.

Work Step by Step

The bat exerts a forward force on the ball, in the direction of the bat's motion. Newton's third law tells us that the baseball exerts an equal force on the bat, in a direction opposite to the bat’s motion. This force slows down the bat.
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