Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 6 - Think and Explain: 62

Answer

The catcher has to deal with fast incoming baseballs more often than any other player does. The extra padding extends the glove's time of contact with the ball, reducing the average force that is needed to gradually bring the ball to rest.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 94.
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